Getting sponsored to the packager group
The packager group consists of volunteers that manage the Fedora packages. This document describes how to join the package maintenance team.
Before requesting sponsorship to the packager group, please ensure that you have a user page on the wiki (create an FAS account, log in to the wiki using your FAS account, and go to wiki/User:<your FAS username>)
Packagers should have:
- a good understanding of the Free Software Philosophy.
- a good understanding of the Fedora community's philosophy.
- a good understanding of the Fedora community's code of conduct.
- a good understanding of how source code is licensed.
- a good understanding of the packaging guidelines.
- a good understanding of the package review process.
- a good understanding of the package maintainer policies.
- a good understanding of how rpms are built.
We are not expected to know them by heart, but we should have a general understanding of these bits, and know where to look them up when needed. My task as a sponsor is to help you learn these concepts, the skills, and the tools needed to contribute to the community as a package maintainer.
You should also subscribe to the devel mailing list where most discussion regarding packages and tooling occurs. It is your responsibility to keep yourself up to date with the changes in the community.
You can be sponsored to the group in a variety of ways. Please read this page to learn how.
Colleagues that I have sponsored
Colleagues that I am working with now to sponsor, or that I've already sponsored are listed below. Please contact me for any queries regarding their contributions.
|Name||Date sponsored||How sponsored|
|Francis Gesora||In progress, as co-maintainer of xmedcon : Currently inactive.|
|Purusharth S||In progress, as co-maintainer of xmedcon : Inactive|
|Nitish Sharma||In progress|
|rolivier||2022-11-21||As co-maintainer of task|
|Vanessa Christopher (new account)||2021-12-10||https://pagure.io/fedora-infrastructure/issue/10377|
|Shane Allcroft||2021-08-16||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Troels Arvin||2021-05-11||As co-maintainer for dcmtk in EPEL (See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1956962).|
|Anil Tuncel||2021-04-15||As co-maintainer for python-bluepyopt which they are upstream for, and as a member of the neuro-sig/NeuroFedora packager group.|
|Josh Santos||2021-02-24||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Iztok Fister Jr.||2020-10-09||As co-maintainer of python-sklearn-nature-inspired-algorithms, python-niapy, member of the neuro-sig group|
|Christoph Karl||2020-09-28||As co-maintainer of qjackctl|
|Mikel Olasagasti Uranga||2020-08-06||As maintainer of postgresqltuner|
|Manas Mangaonkar||2019-02-05||As co-maintainer of pystache|
|Jim Campbell||2019-02-08||As co-maintainer of gnote|
|Aniket Pradhan||2019-09-??||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Alessio Ciregia||2019-09-20||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Alberto Rodríguez Sánchez||2019-09-22||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Danny Lee||2019-09-22||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Morgan Hough||2019-10-10||As a member of the NeuroFedora packaging team|
|Julen Landa Alustiza||2019-11-18||As co-maintainer for zathura plugin packages|
|Jorge||2019-12-12||As co-maintainer for timewarrior|