[HEADSUP] A new policy. First victim: Gerrit

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Thu Jun 10 12:43:00 GMT 2004

Hi folks,

we've been trying this 3 votes plus review game for a long time now and some
people have been packaging a bunch of packages for a while without any real
problems.  Gerrit is one of the people who's pretty active in adding new
packages and his packages are known to be packed mostly correctly.

While it's not overly difficult to get votes, it's fairly difficult to get
a review.  So the idea is to ease getting new packages into the Cygwin
distro for well known good packagers.

For a start, we (cgf and I, that is) grant Gerrit the right, to add new
package to the Cygwin net distro without review and by just getting one
vote, if nobody else vetos the package within a week.

As a small payback it would be nice from you, Gerrit, to review ITP'd
packages from other people.  Would that be ok with you?

Since my subject refers to Gerrit as the *first* victim: We would like
to give other contributors the same rights, but we also still need
reviewing of other packages.  So we would like to introduce this small
deal:  If you are maintaining at least three packages in the distro,
you can opt for the right to get new packages in without review and with
just one vote, if

- you include a statement in your ITP along the lines of "I've successfully
  tried to install and use my own binary package and I did run through the
  complete build process of my own source archive from scratch and it
  worked fine."

- you review another ITP'd package.

Does that sound fair?


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