Fredrik Tolf wrote:
On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 15:47 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
Fredrik Tolf wrote:
As may be clear from the above, I'm not really particularly interested
in having CVS access or being a maintainer, but rather I'm really just
interested in developing and distributing icmpdn -- I've merely assumed
that it is my responsibility for being able to have a package in FE,
I'd. If that is not true, I'd appreciate a heads-up before I delve any
deeper into this. Don't get me wrong, though, I'll happily assume the
responsibility if indeed it is necessary.
In contrast, in the Gentoo portage system, you just submit an ebuild to
their bugzilla, and they make sure to get it into portage if it is
approved. It's a lot less responsibility for the contributors, but I'm
sure it's a lot more work for the Gentoo maintainers as well, and thus I
more than well understand if this is not an option in FE. However, this
entire process, necessary or not, is quite a threshold for people like
me who just want to get a package into FE.
This is OK, in this case please find one of the Fedora Extras members to
simply handle your Bugzilla requests to get changes into the repository
on your behalf. Perhaps Oliver Falk can do it?
Sure, I can more than well do that, but isn't that more work for all
parties involved? I don't know exactly what arrangement you had in mind,
so I may misunderstand, but wouldn't it be far easier to just let anyone
handle Bugzilla requests, rather than assigning it to a certain person?
I was under the impression that you had rejected the idea of going
through our normal process as being too complicated. In such cases (and
others where the contributor is unable to sign the CLA for legal
reasons) it is possible for an existing Extras maintainer to act as
proxy for you. We would prefer however that you want to maintain your
Either way, is this truly OK with you? I would still feel rather bad if
I received special treatment. As I mentioned previously, I will be happy
to shoulder the responsibility of reading docs and having CVS access if
it really is the normal. My main point was that it seems to me like a
rather strange procedure to have *every* contributor sign agreements and
have CVS access, instead of letting a well-known, smaller group of devs
have CVS access. I'm getting the feeling that I'm missing something.
I was under the mistaken impression that you had no intention of reading
the guidelines. It is indeed the norm for a package maintainer to read
the docs, become sponsored, sign the CLA, and gain CVS access. As long
as you are willing to follow the guidelines and you agree to touch only
packages owned by you, then having CVS access is no problem.
Under those conditions I am willing to sponsor you. Please request
cvsextras access again at this point.
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