[Pkg-fonts-devel] Merging font teams and share knowledge?

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Sep 17 06:34:14 UTC 2006

> >Please comment by keeping both lists CC'ed (this may trigger some work
> >for the moderators, but well....).
> No problem with that at this end ;) The membership of pkg-ofl-fonts is
> very small, and just has the package maintainership as well. If it is
> ok I'll change those packages to have
> pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org as the owner.
> Are people thinking of making pkg-fonts-devel be the maintainer of all
> the fonts packages in the project? The members maintaining the fonts
> would be the uploaders. That is what we are doing in pkg-ofl-fonts.

We're not doing it yet, for technical reasons. The list is not with
opened posting policy, which is indeed the only way to guarantee that
bug reports or other admin messages will not be held for
moderation. See a recent thread in -devel.

So, using a list as maintainer AND having it non opened requires a
very careful policy of whitelisting....which I'm unsure we have time
and resources to establish.

I have set this for the shadow package and another list but then the
list has an opened posting policy with the drawback of some spam
leaking to it.

An intermediate solution is used for samba: we didn't set the list as
maintainer but it is subscribed to the PTS for the package. Of course,
when a team maintains many packages, that solution is less convenient.

I know that you did so for the pkg-ofl-fonts team.....but this is
something I mentioned to Nicolas as "not the best idea to have" when I
received a message that my mail is held for moderation when reporting
a bug against ttf-sil-abyssinica...:-)

> If you could add the folks on the pkg-ofl-fonts project to pkg-fonts
> that would be great. Then we could move the stuff in svn.

This we can definitely start to work on, yes. I'm also OK, as the only
admin of pkg-fonts-devel, to add admin(s) of pkg-ofl-fonts as admins
of our project.

Can you send me the list of subscribers for pkg-ofl-fonts ML, the list
of members of the team and the list of admins?

Then I'll contact these people and will request their agreement to add
them to pkg-fonts-devel stuff, which is of course the first step.

Also, if some ppl in either team wants to OBJECT to the merge, please
do so ASAP.

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