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Re: Becoming a co-maintainer. How? (proftpd)



Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 08:38:53PM +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:20:58AM -0800, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
>>> This is specifically in regards to the 'proftpd' package maintained by
>>> Matthias Saou.  Anyone know if he's around?
>> I hope that he's still around... In any case he doesn't seems to be very 
>> active.
>>  
>>>   - How can I see who currently are maintainers and comaintainers for a
>>>     package?
>> This one is easy, just go to 
>> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
>> and search for proftpd. Or directly use the package url explained
>> on
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/UsingPackagedb#What.27s_the_fastest_way_to_find_a_package.3F
> 
>>From https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/proftpd I only
> see the Owner columns set to 'thias'.  Does this mean there are no
> co-maintainers defined?
> 
Correct.

>>>   - Is there a process to become a co-maintainer of a package when the
>>>     primary maintainer is absent?
>> If the primary maintainer is absent there is a policy:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Policy/NonResponsiveMaintainers
> 
> This would be a procedure to become the primary maintainer.  I am just
> wanting to be added as a co-maintainer, not necessarily to supplant
> Matthias... though I guess I will initiate this process nonetheless.
> 
> I guess I'm just wondering if someone out there could add me as a co
> maintainer for the package -- thus saving some time over the non
> responsive procedure and letting Matthias stay the owner if he returns.
> 
There isn't but there should be.  Rahul started to put together a policy
for that that would have modified the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy.
It was not approved by FESCo but I don't remember what the sticking
points were.

-Toshio

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