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From: Florian Schmaus <flow@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] <non-maintainer-commits-welcome/> proposal
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 14:19:22
1 I'd like to propose a new metadata XML element for packages:
3 <non-maintainer-commits-welcome/>
5 Maintainers can signal to other developers (and of course contributors
6 in general) that they are happy with others to make changes to the
7 ebuilds without prior consultation of the maintainer.
9 Of course, this is not a free ticket to always make changes to packages
10 that you do not maintain without prior consultation of the maintainer. I
11 would expect people to use their common sense to decide if a change may
12 require maintainer attention or not. In general, it is always a good
13 idea to communicate changes in every case.
15 The absence of the flag does not automatically allow the conclusion that
16 the maintainer is opposed to non-maintainer commits. It just means that
17 the maintainer's stance is not known. I do not believe that we need a
18 <non-maintainer-commits-disallowed/> flag, but if the need arises, we
19 could always consider adding one. Although, in my experience, people
20 mostly like to communicate the "non-maintainer commits welcome" policy
21 with others.
23 WDYT?
25 - Flow