Provenpackager policy

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Provenpackagers are members of the 'provenpackager' group. In addition to the rights granted to members of 'packager', provenpackagers are able to commit changes to packages they do not own or maintain. It is possible for a maintainer to deny access to provenpackagers for his particular package, but the vast, vast majority of packages can be changed by provenpackagers. To exclude a package from provenpackagers access you have open a ticket at [[https://fedorahosted.org/fesco| https://fedorahosted.org/fesco]] and explain why provenpackagers should not have access to it. FESCo will discuss and vote on one of the weekly meetings about your request.
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Provenpackagers are members of the 'provenpackager' group. In addition to the rights granted to members of 'packager', provenpackagers are able to commit changes to packages they do not own or maintain. They are a group of skilled package maintainers who are experienced in a wide variety of package types and who are familiar with the [[Packaging:Guidelines|packaging guidelines]] and [[Package_maintainer_policy|package maintainer policies]], as well as acutely aware of [[Releases/Schedule|release schedule]] and [[ReleaseEngineering#Freeze_Policies|freeze policies]].
  
Provenpackager is a group of skilled package maintainers who are experienced in a wide variety of package types and who are familiar with the [[Packaging:Guidelines|packaging guidelines]] and [[Package_maintainer_policy|package maintainer policies]] as well as
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Provenpackagers lend a hand when help is needed, always with a desire to improve the quality of Fedora. Provenpackagers should try to communicate with owners of a package in bugzilla, irc or email prior to making changes. They should be careful not to change other people's packages needlessly and try to do the minimal changes required to fix problems, as explained more in depth in the policy explaining [[who is allowed to modify which packages]]. To exclude a package from provenpackagers access, you have to open a ticket at [https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/newticket FESCo issue tracker] and explain why provenpackagers should not have access to it. [[Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee | FESCo]] will discuss and vote on one of its weekly meetings about your request.
acutely aware of [[Releases/Schedule|release schedule]] and [[ReleaseEngineering#Freeze_Policies|freeze policies]].  They lend a hand when help is needed, always with a desire to improve the quality of Fedora. They should be careful not to change other people packages needlessly and try to do the minimal changes in packages to fix problems, as explained more in depth on [[Who_is_allowed_to_modify_which_packages|the policy explaining when one is allowed to modify a package]].  
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== Becoming provenpackager ==
 
== Becoming provenpackager ==
  
To become a member of the provenpackager, the procedure is the following:
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To become a member of the 'provenpackager' group, the procedure is the following:
* Make desire known to [[Development/SteeringCommittee|FESCo]].  This can be done in any fashion - private mail to the chair, on [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list fedora-devel-list], via IRC (probably not really recommended), via mail to fedora-extras-steering@redhat.com, filing a ticket at the [https://fedorahosted.org/fesco Trac] instance, applying to the group, carrier pigeon, etc. It is helpful if you specify what you plan to do with the access in the communication.
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# File a ticket in the [https://fedorahosted.org/fesco FESCo issue tracker] indicating why you wish to become a provenpackager.  
* If reason for access is not stated, the FESCo chair may ask for clarification from the individual requesting access what they plan to do with the access.
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# The FESCo chair will send an e-mail to the sponsors list for the packager group.
* The FESCo chair will send an e-mail to the sponsors list for the packager group. Debate will take place on the list for a period of one week normally.
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# You must get at least 3 positive votes with no negative votes.
* FESCo will vote at it's weekly meeting on the proposals.
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# In case of negative votes, FESCo will vote at one of its weekly meetings on your request and then notify you if your request has been approved.
* If you fullfill the requirements to become a member of the provenpackager group you will get a notification after your request will been approved.
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Revision as of 09:25, 17 April 2012

Provenpackagers are members of the 'provenpackager' group. In addition to the rights granted to members of 'packager', provenpackagers are able to commit changes to packages they do not own or maintain. They are a group of skilled package maintainers who are experienced in a wide variety of package types and who are familiar with the packaging guidelines and package maintainer policies, as well as acutely aware of release schedule and freeze policies.

Provenpackagers lend a hand when help is needed, always with a desire to improve the quality of Fedora. Provenpackagers should try to communicate with owners of a package in bugzilla, irc or email prior to making changes. They should be careful not to change other people's packages needlessly and try to do the minimal changes required to fix problems, as explained more in depth in the policy explaining who is allowed to modify which packages. To exclude a package from provenpackagers access, you have to open a ticket at FESCo issue tracker and explain why provenpackagers should not have access to it. FESCo will discuss and vote on one of its weekly meetings about your request.

Becoming provenpackager

To become a member of the 'provenpackager' group, the procedure is the following:

  1. File a ticket in the FESCo issue tracker indicating why you wish to become a provenpackager.
  2. The FESCo chair will send an e-mail to the sponsors list for the packager group.
  3. You must get at least 3 positive votes with no negative votes.
  4. In case of negative votes, FESCo will vote at one of its weekly meetings on your request and then notify you if your request has been approved.