On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 13:01:58 +0100, Andreas Enge wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 09:02:36PM +0000, Brandon Invergo wrote:
>> We have started to recognize people as having release-upload rights, even if
>> they aren't formal maintainers (this is really fairly recent and so far has 
>> been
>> handled on a case-by-case basis).
> Is there a need to distinguish "releasers" and "maintainers"? I would say
> that once the glibc community trusts someone enough to make their releases,
> this person should obtain upload rights on the GNU ftp server. And then
> it would be logical to call this person a "maintainer", since uploading a new
> release is formally the most powerful act in maintaining a package (while
> practically, of course inspiring the development, organising the community
> and so on are also very important).

The term "maintainer" has a particular meaning with the GNU Project, and
maintainers have particular responsibilities, as outlined in the
agreement that Brandon posted previously.

Mike Gerwitz

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