[Mageia-sysadm] perl team alias?

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Wed Aug 17 00:51:48 CEST 2011

Le dimanche 14 août 2011 à 14:15 +0200, Jerome Quelin a écrit :
> hi,
> up till now, i was the only one taking care of the perl stack within
> mageia. however, kharec is joining me in this effort, and i have a
> padawan interested to help perl packaging in mageia.
> to that end, i was wondering whether it'd be possible to have an alias
> such as perl at xxx.mageia.org - or whatever scheme you want, i don't
> really care. this would allow to assign perl bugs to this alias when
> triaging them. or add this alias as cc: to make sure the perl team is
> aware of them.
> i don't want a mailing list, since dev questions, comments and other
> should go to -dev.  however, if you have another solution to provide,
> let me know!

While I would not be against creating sub team ( because that's what it
is ), I would rather have people first think to the various governance
issues and problem before proposing a technical solution. 

Aliases are obscure per definition, and assigning something to a aliases
would mean that most people would not know who is in CC ( especially
with regards to our privacy policy ). 

We do need to decide who decide a new aliases should be given, and what
it entails ( ie, what would perl take in account ? all perl modules ?
all perl software ? ). And who decide who goes in the aliases/team. 
This would also have a impact on the maintainer db at various level,
technical and organisational, etc.

To me, the answer would still be to have auto assignement of CC based on
maint db + a subscription database, but so far, no one coded it.

Michael Scherer

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