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Re: how to become a co-maintainer for an _existing_ RPM pkg

On Fri, 2009-09-11 at 19:46 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:24:06 +0200, Stefan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I would like to become a co-maintainer for an _existing_ RPM package. I
> > already red the following link
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join but they are
> > always telling you how to act when you create a _new_ RPM package. I
> > contacted the actual RPM maintainer and he said that it would be good to
> > have a co-maintainer because he is the only one and could need some
> > support. So this shouldn't be a problem.
> > 
> > What do I have to do? Find a sponsor for an _existing_ RPM package?
> The terminology is different. "Sponsors" are for people, not for
> packages. "Reviewers" are for packages. A sponsor is the person who
> approves another person's request to join a group in the Fedora Account
> System (FAS).
> If the package maintainer doesn't have sponsor status (and it sounds like
> that), you obviously need to find somebody else to sponsor you. One common
> way is to submit packages for review and convince a sponsor (who will be
> the reviewer) that you know what you're doing with regard to RPM packaging
> and the Fedora Packaging guidelines.
> If you cannot think of any package to submit for review, you could still
> find a sponsor by giving a demonstration of your Fedora Packaging skills
> or by trying to convince sponsors with pieces of information that may be
> relevant (such as your contributions to the packaged software or other
> packages, your expertise with regard to the software project, or perhaps
> you like to do a couple of package reviews even if you cannot approve
> the packages yet).

Thank you Jason and Michael for clarification. I created a bugzilla
entry, indicating that I'm looking for a sponsor.


Everyone is welcomed ;-)

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