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Re: sponsorship for package adoption without package submission (was Re: Claiming ownership for thinkpad related packages and pam_mount)

On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 20:05 +1200, Michael J Knox wrote:

> hrmm.. good point. Perhaps it should just be avoided? Recommend new 
> contributors take packages from the wish list or alike?

A new contributor should write at least one spec file that meets Fedora
packaging guidelines.

There are from time to time packages submitted that are obviously taken
from somewhere else, say upstream or SuSE or wherever - often they don't
even build, let alone build in mock or meet the guidelines.

The contributor needs to demonstrate that they understand the guidelines
well enough to write a spec file that is at least close to the
guidelines - starting with the provided templates referenced in the


With the thinkpad packages - I believe one (or more) of them is a kernel
module, which should not be undertaken lightly, and probably should be
undertaken by someone who really knows what they are doing.

Maybe this person does.
I have a thinkpad - I was contemplating offering to import and maintain
until he gets sponsored, but I really don't want to be stuck with kernel
modules if he ends up not getting sponsored (it would end up orphaned
again were that to happen).

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