[arch-dev-public] TU application process

Christian Rebischke Chris.Rebischke at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 6 10:40:53 UTC 2018

On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 08:37:42PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 6/11/18 8:15 pm, Bruno Pagani wrote:
> > Le 06/11/2018 à 11:12, Christian Rebischke via arch-dev-public a écrit :
> >> On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 08:09:03PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> >>> On 6/11/18 7:54 pm, Christian Rebischke via arch-dev-public wrote:
> >>>> Hello everybody,
> >>>>
> >>>> First of all, the following mail has nothing to do with the last two TU
> >>>> applications, it's a general view on the current TU application process.
> >>>>
> >>>> I would like to propose a new process for TU applications due to several
> >>>> reasons:
> >>>>
> >>> Read the TU bylaws.  It has specific instructions of where proposals
> >>> must be posted (hint: not here...).
> >>>
> >>> A
> >> Hi Allan,
> >>
> >> This mail wasn't meant as proposal. It's just a general discussion about
> >> this topic and people said in the TU IRC channel yesterday, that arch-dev-public would be the
> >> right mailinglist for such discussion.
> >>
> >> chris
> > Specifically, we are also interested in the input of devs, not just TUs.
> Strange, given TUs are set-up to be an independently governed group from
> developers...  But because you asked my opinion, I think a TU council is
> a really, really, really bad idea.  No need to set some TUs above
> others.  We have never had a formal hierarchy in the developers (apart
> from our glorious leader), and are instead run by those who step up to
> lead what needs done. I believe that this is what makes Arch work, and
> governance would be detrimental to the distribution as a whole.
> Personally, I'd get rid of all quorum for electing a TU, and make
> inactive TUs be measured purely on the basis of package updating.  Most
> TU application discussions are inane beyond the customary package
> review.  And when someone applies and their packages are very bad, their
> sponsor should be held in shame.
> Finally, I don't want to hear what the minions are up to!  Get back to
> your own mailing list. :)
> A

Ok, but nevertheless thanks for your opinion. I will move this to
aur-general now.

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