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.
To become a member of the 'provenpackager' group, the procedure is the following:
- File a ticket in the FESCo issue tracker indicating why you wish to become a provenpackager.
- A FESCo member will send an e-mail to the sponsors list for the packager group to review the application.
- You must get at least 3 positive votes with no negative votes, over a one week review period, to be automatically approved.
- In case of negative votes, after that period FESCo will vote at one of its weekly meetings on your request and then notify you if your request has been approved.