It is sometimes claimed that the strong ownership of packages by their maintainers is detrimental to Debian's progress in cases when a maintainer can't, for whatever reason, fix a problem speedily. The ["NMU"] procedure takes a long time, at least about two weeks, depending on the value of "some".

The maintainers and maintainer groups listed below declare that their packages (all, or the ones listed specifically below) may be fixed and uploaded without delay, at any time, as long as the NMU procedure in the Debian Developer's Reference is otherwise followed. You don't need to contact the maintainers beforehand, and you don't need to use a delayed upload queue. If the package maintainer or maintainer group is active, it is polite to let them have a stab at fixing the problem first.

Every change should be to fix a reported bug. Changes should not be frivolous. For example, don't change from debhelper to cdbs just because you prefer it that way; if you really want to make such big changes to the package, talk with the maintainer or maintainer group first, and maybe offer to adopt the package.

This list is utterly and totally opt-in. The above relaxation of time limits does not apply to anyone else's packages.


  1. [ Debian Perl Group] ([ all packages])

Individual Maintainers

Please keep the alphabetical according to first and last name.

  1. Aaron Ucko ([ all packages])

  2. [:?AdamBorowski: Adam Borowski] ([ all packages])

  3. [:Tolimar:Alexander Schmehl] ([ all packages])

  4. [:AdrianBridgett:Adrian Bridgett] ([ all packages])

  5. [:AlexandreFayolle: Alexandre Fayolle] ([ all packages])

  6. [:AmayaRodrigo:Amaya Rodrigo] (all packages - except those already co-maintained) - Comaintainers welcome

  7. Andi Barth (all except the "basic ones", i.e. libapache-mod-dav, for mgetty please ask first, for netpbm-free please make sure you don't do copyright violations as upstream is a bit lazy, for dpkg-sig that's HE's domain) - Comaintainers welcome
  8. [:AndreasFester: Andreas Fester] ([ all packages])

  9. [:AndrewPollock:Andrew Pollock] ([ all packages])

  10. [:AnibalMonsalveSalazar:Anibal Monsalve Salazar] ([ all packages])

  11. [:AnttiJuhaniKaijanaho:Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho] ([ all packages])

  12. [:AriPollak:Ari Pollak] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  13. [:ArjanOosting:Arjan Oosting] ([ all packages])

  14. [:BaruchEven:Baruch Even] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  15. [:BenArmstrong:Ben Armstrong] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  16. [:BenHutchings:Ben Hutchings] (all packages not co-maintained; see [ here] and [ here])

  17. Ben Pfaff (all packages, except autoconf and autoconf2.13)
  18. Chris Butler ([ all packages])

  19. Christian Aichinger ([ all packages])

  20. Christoph Berg ([ all packages])

  21. Christine Spang ([ all non-team-maintained packages])

  22. Clément Stenac ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  23. [:ColinWatson:Colin Watson] (all packages except base-passwd) - Comaintainers welcome including base-passwd

  24. Daniel Baumann (all packages not co-maintained, see [ here] and [ here])

  25. Daniel Ruoso ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  26. Denis Barbier (all packages where I am listed as Maintainer) - Comaintainers welcome
  27. [:DonArmstrong:Don Armstrong] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  28. [:EduardBloch:Eduard Bloch] (all packages except on strategic upstream issues where I am (defacto) upstream of a package) - Comantainers welcome

  29. [:EnricoZini:Enrico Zini] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  30. [:ErichSchubert:Erich Schubert] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  31. [:ErinnClark:Erinn Clark] ([ all packages])

  32. [:FabioTranchitella:Fabio Tranchitella] ([ all packages], check with comaintainers where appropriate) - Comaintainers welcome

  33. Falk Hueffner ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  34. [:FlorianErnst:Florian Ernst] ([ all packages])

  35. [:FrankThomas:Frank S. Thomas] ([ all packages])

  36. [:FredericPeters:Frederic Peters] ([ all packages])

  37. [:GaudenzSteinlin:Gaudenz Steinlin] ([ all packages], advance notices for me to comment welcome) - Comaintainers welcome

  38. George Danchev ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  39. Guido Günther ([ all packages], advance notices for me to comment welcome) - Comaintainers welcome

  40. Guilherme de S. Pastore ([ all packages])

  41. [:GunnarWolf:Gunnar Wolf] ([ all packages])

  42. [:GustavoFranco:Gustavo Franco] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  43. Gustavo Noronha ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  44. [:HolgerLevsen:Holger Levsen] ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome

  45. [:IanWienand:Ian Wienand] ([ all packages])

  46. [:IvanKohler:Ivan Kohler] ([ all packages] where I am listed as Maintainer) - Comaintainers welcome

  47. [:jbailey:Jeff Bailey] (all packages except glibc) - Comaintainers welcome
  48. [:JeremieCorbier:Jeremie Corbier] ([ all packages])

  49. [:Jeroen:Jeroen van Wolffelaar] ([ all packages])

  50. [:JoachimBreitner:Joachim Breitner] (all packages except gaim-thinklight)

  51. Joe Wreschnig ([ all packages])

  52. [:JoeyHess:Joey Hess] ([ all packages])

  53. JonasSmedegaard ([ all packages]) - Comaintainers welcome, and please change from anything to cdbs!

  54. [:JonDowland:Jon Dowland] ([ all packages])

  55. [:JoostDamad:Joost Damad] ([ all packages])

  56. [:JoseSogo:Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo] ([ all packages]) - Please check with