How To Join DPMT & PAPT Teams

This document describes the steps needed to join Python Modules (DPMT) and/or Python Applications (PAPT) teams. It assumes that you already read PAPT / DPMT policy and agree with it.

How to Request to Join the Teams

This is described in http://python-modules.alioth.debian.org/python-modules-policy.html#joining-the-team. That page says:

To be added on the team, please send your request on debian-python@lists.debian.org indicate why you want to join the team: maintain your current packages within the team, help maintain some specific packages, etc. Don't forget to indicate your Alioth login!

If you don't already have an Alioth account, please register on Alioth.

In your email please state that you have read https://python-modules.alioth.debian.org/python-modules-policy.html and that you accept it.

Your request will be approved once an admin examines it; you'll receive notification when it happens.

How To Contact Us

You can use this places to ask us questions about packaging (not programming problems, please, for that uses #python on Freenode network) of Python modules and/or applications.

Work With The Packages

There is already a guide about basic tasks with packages in DPMT/PAPT teams here (just replace python-apps with python-modules if you're working with DPMT instead of PAPT).

Some remarks:

Policy About Maintainer and Uploaders Fields

There is a unwritten policy about the usage of Maintainer and Uploaders field, you might be interested to know about:

As a general rule of thumb, just set Maintainer to the team; there might be some exceptions, like in situations where the package is so complex that a check from a knowledgeable person is welcome before an upload but they are very rare.

If the team is in Maintainer field, remember to subscribe appropriate mailing list or at least bts and contact keywords on this page.

Request For Sponsorship

There are several ways you can ask for a review and (hopefully) for a sponsorship of your package: