[aur-general] Official discussion period - Rules governing packages entering [community]

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 2 18:39:57 EST 2008

This starts the official discussion period for the addition of rules 
governing the addition of packages to [community].  As this is 
essentially a bylaw change, we will use that voting procedure: 5 days 
discussion, 7 days voting, quorum of 75% required.


* Only "popular" packages may enter the repo, as defined by 1% usage 
from pkgstats or 10 votes on the AUR.
* Automatic exceptions to this rule are:
 - i18n packages
 - accessibility packages
 - drivers
 - dependencies of packages who satisfy the definition of popular, 
including makedeps and optdeps
 - packages that are part of a collection and are intended to be 
distributed together, provided a part of this collection satisfies the 
definition of popular
* Any additions not covered by the above criteria must first be proposed 
on the aur-general mailing list, explaining the reason for the exemption 
(e.g. renamed package, new package). The agreement of three other TUs is 
required for the package to be accepted into [community]. Proposed 
additions from TUs with large numbers of "non-popular" packages are more 
likely to be rejected.
* TUs are strongly encouraged to move packages they currently maintain 
from [community] if they have low usage. No enforcement will be made, 
although resigning TUs packages may be filtered before adoption can occur.

[end proposal]


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