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From: Michael Schwendt <mschwendt <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Moving away from reporting to RH bugzilla and adopting pure upstream reporting mantra.
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.testers
Date: Tuesday 24th September 2013 11:45:48 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:29:52 +0000, J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson wrote:

> On 09/24/2013 11:22 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > _Why_  are they "in no communication with upstream"?
> 
> ?
> 
> Because there is no requirement for them doing so when they become 
> maintainers for a given package

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_maintainer_responsibilities#Work_with_upstream

> nor is it being ensured if package is 
> orphaned that the maintainer that takes it over is in any communication 
> with upstream.

Same as above.

> The rest is basically you telling us that you want ship that package 
> maintainership responsibility over to the QA community ( 
> triagers/testers )

There is no such rough split between package (co-)maintainers and
"the QA community". I don't even know how you define "the QA community".

> if that is the case is it not better that our 
> triager/tester teams deal directly with upstream with the people that 
> know and can fix their code.

Can't comment on that before clearing up the matters above.
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