Stepping down from Shibboleth package maintenance

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Oct 11 21:27:11 UTC 2014

Ferenc Wagner <wferi at> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:

>> I'm moving on from Stanford and joining Dropbox's site reliability
>> engineering team.  My last day at Stanford will be August 15th.  As
>> part of that transition, I'm winding down various work that I was doing
>> as part of my job at Stanford, in anticipation of starting on a variety
>> of new projects at my new employer.

> I hope your new job met your expectations.

Yes, it's working out quite well.  Thanks!

>> Shibboleth package maintenance was one of those things, so I will need
>> to transition that to others.

> I'm willing to maintain the SP packages.  We at NIIF Institute rely on
> them heavily.


>> I'm happy to assist with sponsoring uploads, delegating upload
>> authority to anyone with DM status who would like to maintain the
>> packages, and answering any questions about the packages for the
>> transition.

> Your help would be most appreciated and probably also needed, as I've
> still got much to learn about the finer points of packaging.  Btw: do
> you think I should apply for DM or DD status?

I would certainly encourage you to apply for DM status once you have a few
packages in the archive (that may already be the case), since it makes it
much easier to delegate responsibility for packages.  We can always use
more DDs, so that would be great as well, but it's usually best to be a DM
for a while and establish a track record of uploads to the archive.

Russ Allbery (rra at               <>

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