[pkg-go] Fwd: Updating the pkg-go Team Maintenance policy

Martín Ferrari tincho at tincho.org
Mon Feb 8 05:49:06 UTC 2016

Hi Michael,

On 07/02/16 21:50, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> tincho, I think you are in agreement with the policy change that aviau
> suggested. Have you read the patch (which you can find
> at https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-go-maintainers/Week-of-Mon-20160118/003015.html)
> or were you referring to the discussion as a whole?

I am sorry, I was not clear there (it was pretty late after all).

I agree with the direction of the policy change, although I think it
falls a bit short of would I would like to happen.

And I was worried in general with the discussion, because I had the
impression, from Dmitry's comments, that the changes were going to more
towards individual ownership.

> If your comment was in fact related to the patch, could you outline the
> specific differences to the pkg-perl status quo that you dislike?

Sadly, this status quo is not written in any document to show. If you
read their policy, being in Uploaders only shows you have devoted some
significant work to that package, or you feel some responsibility for it.

Mostly, what I don't like is that ownership of packages seems somehow
still encouraged. Or at the same level as total team maintenance.

Also, I think it lacks some notes on how to communicate with other
people when working on a package.

To make it clearer and to the point, I made an ammendment myself
addressing these points, attached below.

Although I presume this change might not be acceptable for some people,
I think the notes about changelog handling would be a good addition.

Martín Ferrari (Tincho)
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