ACL Changes and new package group policy
cdahlin at redhat.com
Wed Aug 13 21:16:48 UTC 2008
The infrastructure team has been working on a new group policy to
encourage greater openness in the community while containing newer
members until they have earned the trust of the community. As such, the
following changes are being implemented:
1) Effective already: The "cvsextras" group is now known as "packager."
A bit more descriptive to start.
2) Effective in the next few days, members of "packager" formerly
"cvsextras" will only have access to packages they own or comaintain
3) Users who need to modify packages distro-wide can be added to the
"uberpackager" group. Anyone who maintains 8 or more packages or is a
sponsor in the "packager" group is in this group already. IF YOU NEED
THIS ACCESS, IT SHOULD COST NO EFFORT TO GET. All members of the group
are sponsors for the group as well, and sponsoring another individual is
intended to be a low-to-no effort process. If they haven't broken the
entire distro recently, and you haven't seen them talking about "porting
Fedora to internet" on devel-list, you should sponsor them as soon as
4) After the above changes have taken effect, all packages which
currently have locked down Acls will be opened to the entire
"uberpackager" group. If you are a maintainer and object to this, please
reconsider. If upon reconsideration you still strongly object, there is
a checkbox labeled "Open package during mass ACL open?" on your
package's pkgdb page which will allow you to opt out of this change.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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