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Re: Policy proposal for compatibility packages



On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 11:21:49AM -0500, Brian Pepple wrote:
> Here's a proposal for the handling of new compat packages:
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BrianPepple/DraftCompatPackages
> 
> FESCo discussed this back at our last meeting, but before we pulled the
> trigger on this, I want to get feedback from the mailing list.  I'm
> tentatively planning on having FESCo vote on this at the 2008-01-10
> meeting, though that could change based on any feedback I receive.

I am against the veto of primary package maintainer for a compat
package. "chances are that they will have to be involved in the
maintenance due to passing along security problems, helping out with
things and redirecting misfiled bugs." is not a good reason to block a
package if the package follow the guidelines in my opinion. Now the
primary maintainer can raise concerns and escalate to the mailing list
and to fesco if he dislikes the compat package, but like any other
contributor, no need for a specific policy. The only policy should be 
that the compat package maintainer has to notice the primary package
maintainer and let him time to comment.

--
Pat


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