On Thu, 3 Nov 2016 11:15:07 +0100 Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Every other day on IRC, I see people arguing about touching each
> others packages, despite our policies against it. 

We don't have policies against it, we do have the policy regulating
it. See section "Touching other developers ebuilds" in the

So this is OK to touch stuff of other people if:
- bug is created;
- no response after 2 weeks + ping + 2 weeks
- this is not @system or other critical stuff

> (Sometimes it's even
> me who's doing the touching!) My instinctive reaction is always,
> "can't everybody calm down and be happy somebody is doing your work
> for you?" The answer to this question is, of course, that it depends
> who the developer is and how competent you are.
> So, nothing new here. I don't want to bikeshed about it. Business as usual.
> I thought I'd do something loose and informal to rectify the problem.
> See my package-policy.txt on my developer space:
> http://dev.gentoo.org/~zx2c4/package-policy.txt

It is likely that nobody will read this file. If you want to allow
people to modify your stuff faster than the policy above says, put
this somewhere in ebuilds as a comment. If you want to deny people
to touch your stuff when they are within the rules, you can't do
that (e.g. if you will go AWOL, your packages will still need care).

Best regards,
Andrew Savchenko

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