Looking for a "release manager" for "RPM Fusions repos for EL & EPEL"

Michel Salim michel.sylvan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 17:13:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Thorsten Leemhuis
<fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
> # CCed to epel-devel-list, as the audience there might be interested in
> # this mail as well; nevertheless please send replies to
> # rpmfusion-developers at lists.rpmfusion.org only, tia!
> Hi!
> As some of you may know: RPM Fusion ( http://rpmfusion.org/ ) not only
> supports Fedora, it also wants to support EL (e.g. RHEL and
> clones/derivatives like CentOS) & EPEL for EL >=5 similar to how RPM Fusion
> supports Fedora(¹), as a lot of people asked for such a repo. The testing
> repositories for this are online and filled with the most important RPM
> Fusion packages for quite a while now; see
> http://thorstenl.blogspot.com/2008/11/rpm-fusion-for-el-in-early-testing.html
> for details how to enable those repos.
> In the past weeks there hasn't been much progress to move the packages to
> the normal repos and to officially announce support for EL & EPEL. The main
> reason for that: We have quite a few packagers that are interested in having
> the most important RPM Fusion packages available in a RPM Fusion for EL &
> EPEL, but afaics nobody really wants to do the surrounding work that is
> needed. Hence RPM Fusions look for a volunteers (or maybe two) that act a
> bit as "Release-Engineers/-Managers" for RPM Fusion's EL repos.
> The position means a bit of work, but not to much if everything works well.
> And the latter (making sure everything works well) is basically the job
> description already; e.g. make sure the repo as a whole work is in healthy
> state and now and in the future makes users and contributors glad. That
> means things like:
Are there legal aspects to be considered? I'm a non-US citizen
residing in the US, and I'm interested in this, but would rather stay
away from having official responsibility for packages such as


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