> On 5 Jul 2022, at 03:49, Ionen Wolkens <io...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2022 at 04:19:12PM +0200, Florian Schmaus wrote:
>> I'd like to propose a new metadata XML element for packages:
>> <non-maintainer-commits-welcome/>
>> Maintainers can signal to other developers (and of course contributors
>> in general) that they are happy with others to make changes to the
>> ebuilds without prior consultation of the maintainer.
>> Of course, this is not a free ticket to always make changes to packages
>> that you do not maintain without prior consultation of the maintainer. I
>> would expect people to use their common sense to decide if a change may
>> require maintainer attention or not. In general, it is always a good
>> idea to communicate changes in every case.
>> The absence of the flag does not automatically allow the conclusion that
>> the maintainer is opposed to non-maintainer commits. It just means that
>> the maintainer's stance is not known. I do not believe that we need a
>> <non-maintainer-commits-disallowed/> flag, but if the need arises, we
>> could always consider adding one. Although, in my experience, people
>> mostly like to communicate the "non-maintainer commits welcome" policy
>> with others.
>> WDYT?
> Personally I think something per-maintainer rather than per package
> would be simpler, and allow to say more as needed.
> Think like devaway instructions, but something more permanent and
> not for being away, e.g.
> "feel free to touch my packages except this big important one, and
> or do or do not do this to them"

On this, some prior art from zx2c4: 


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