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Re: Packaging guidelines: IPv6



On Wed, 5 Jul 2006, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
It's even worse: All FE currently has is an "initial this looks sane
enough" review. Once a package is in FE, there actually is no QA nor
audit on packages at all. Nobody but the package owner is allowed to
change packages. If he doesn't want to listen, nothing will happen,
maintainers have all kind of freedom to commit all kind of stupidities
they want.

Huh? If a packager is committing "all kinds of stupidities" (catchy phrase, I like it) to their packages, someone's bound to notice in the emails to fedora-extras-commits (unless the packager is *really* good at hitting ^C at the right times!). If not, someone might notice bizarre behavior in the package and eyeball the CVS. Once one of the stupidities is discovered, they're free to submit a bug report on the package. If the packager fails to respond appropriately (or at all!) to the bug, I'm fairly certain the next step of escalation would be to contact the person's sponsor (which you should be able to find in the cvsextras group in the Accounts system) with the information you have. That sponsor then can decide what the best path forward would be. See? We have oversight. If you do stupid things, you'll likely get noticed doing so. Another feature of Open Source.

     Jima


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