[Pkg-auth-maintainers] Adding yubico-pam?

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Mon Sep 30 17:48:08 UTC 2013

You wrote:

> On 09/30/2013 11:26 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> [pocock wrote:]
> >> I recently updated freeradius-client (deprecating radiusclient-ng)
> >> and placed it under pkg-voip, just like the old radiusclient-ng.
> >> However, it could be more appropriate in pkg-auth
> > 
> > Sure. I can think of some other packages that could be moved here
> > too - for example libntlm, gsasl, gss, shishi. And some other
> > yubico packages.
> there are lots of tools that are strongly associated with
> authentication on debian.  a few more spring to mind:
>  * PAM and its various modules
>  * monkeysphere, msva-perl, xul-ext-monkeysphere
>  * p11-kit
> if the idea is to bring these under the team's umbrella, what would
> that change offer to the current packagers and users of these tools?
> what would the tradeoffs be for bringing them into team maintenance?

I think it has to be up to the current maintainer whether the
philosophy of this group (whatever that is) is something they like.
Writing down this groups' philosophy will probably help in attracting
maintainers.  The packages I mentioned were from a set where I feel
comfortable speaking authoratively about.

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