Task of the HP steering committee

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 6 07:18:44 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 10:38 -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > Maintainers propose their own packages, providing their own assessment
> > against a set of criteria.
> so if you're a random user/contributor then you have to ask your 
> favorite package's maintainer to propose their own package. 

That's my opinion, yes. If you think even that needs discussing then we
can mention that when we propose it on the libs list.

> (Maintainers might have fear of their package not being perfect enough 
> though. Sometimes I think we need to just have that discussion on the 
> library list about how well a package fits its problem-space, like the 
> discussion happening about "binary" currently.  Maybe we can just write 
> into policy that if you're not sure how perfect your package is, it may 
> be a good idea to "propose" it in order to flush out any hidden 
> discontents with the package..

My hope is that the list of criteria will be clear and mostly objective,
so that a maintainer will already know that they pass 80% of the
criteria before they propose their package. This is how it seems to work
out with GNOME.


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