On Mon, Jul 04, 2022 at 05:27:03PM +0200, David Seifert wrote:
> On Mon, 2022-07-04 at 16:19 +0200, Florian Schmaus wrote:
> > I'd like to propose a new metadata XML element for packages:
> > 
> >      <non-maintainer-commits-welcome/>
> Ultimately, all these things really matter when only the defaults
> change. Turn-right-on-red in the US is such a thing, because unless
> otherwise stated, it's the norm. Knowing our devbase, with roughly 75%
> mostly AWOL and barely reading the MLs, I don't think this idea will
> bring about the desired change. Instead, we should really just go for
> the <non-maintainer-commits-disallowed/> tag, because my feeling is that
> the default will be that most maintainers don't mind non-maintainer
> commits, except a select few territorial ones.

I had a rough draft similar proposal to this before that was never
completed into GLEP.

It had 3 states however:
a) go ahead and touch it, no additional approvals needed
b) please get a maintainer to approve it
c) do not touch it

With b) being the proposed default as status-quo at the time.

That however was years ago, and I'll entirely agree that the devbase
isn't as watchful anymore.

With that said, I stand behind the intent of making the default a), with
a migration period.

Something like this for the migration period:
July 1 to Sep 30: default is still b), to allow developers time to update
their metadata.
Oct 1 onwards: default becomes a)

Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux: Dev, Infra Lead, Foundation Treasurer
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