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