How To Join Python Team
This document describes the steps needed to join Teams/PythonTeam. It assumes that you already read Debian Python Policy and agree with it.
How to Request to Join the Team
This is described in https://salsa.debian.org/python-team/tools/python-modules/blob/master/policy.rst#joining-the-team. That page says:
To be added on the team, please send your request on email@example.com 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 Salsa login!
If you don't already have an Salsa account, please register on Salsa's signup page.
In your email please state that you have read https://salsa.debian.org/python-team/tools/python-modules/blob/master/policy.rst 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
mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org (web archive);
- IRC: #debian-python on OFTC network.
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 the Python team here.
Policy About Maintainer and Uploaders Fields
Usage of Maintainer and Uploaders field is defined in Maintainership section in policy document.
If the team is in the Maintainer field (and you are in Uploaders field) then every member of the team can apply changes to the package and upload it freely;
if you are in the Maintainer field (and the team is in Uploaders field) then every member of the team can apply changes to the package but any upload should be acknowledged by you (there are some exceptions, like uploads to fix RC bugs, but are infrequent).
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:
- add your package to the topic of #debian-python IRC channel
mail the email@example.com mailing list RFS the package
use the TODO page.
bother someone on #debian-python IRC channel