agreeing a policy for maintainers and hackageDB
dons at galois.com
Mon Jun 23 19:00:50 EDT 2008
> As a few people have noted, we need to agree a policy in this area.
> As I see it, the drivers are:
> * users need to know whether what they're downloading is supported,
> and if so by whom.
> * maintainers are entitled to control what goes out in their name.
> * allocating version numbers for a particular package name should be
> the prerogative of the maintainer.
> When something is agreed, I propose to put it on the hackageDB upload
> page and expect people to follow it. Here's my first attempt:
> If the Maintainer field names a person or group, the release as
> a whole (including packaging) is the named maintainer's approved
> release, which they are supporting (at least for some time after
> the release). Ideally a maintainer would make that clear by
> uploading the release themselves.
> A Maintainer value of "none" indicates that the package is
> not supported.
> If a package is being maintained, any release not approved and
> supported by the maintainer should use a different package name.
> Then use the Maintainer field as above either to commit to
> supporting the fork yourself or to mark it as unsupported.
Go for it.
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