Electronics packaging team
The pkg-electronics team collaborates on maintenance of electronics-related packages for Debian.
All discussion and co-ordination is mostly done on the <firstname.lastname@example.org> mailing list. If you are no member (yet?) of pkg-electronics please feel free to ask any question related to packages in the Debian archive that is maybe related to pkg-electronics. Any suggestions or feedback about missing packages or package requests are welcome.
Team members may maintain electronics packages independently; there is no obligation to share all electronics package development.
Anyone is welcome to join; please post to the list. You may also join the team on Alioth to get access to the Git repository.
Alioth Project: http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-electronics
Git Repositories: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-electronics
Discussion Mailinglist: https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-electronics-devel
VCS Commits Mailinglist: https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-electronics-commits
Current members (not complete)
There is no special policy for packages in pkg-electronics.
The appropriate maintainer and uploaders line for team packages would look like this:
Maintainer: Debian Electronics Team <email@example.com> Uploaders: Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
These lists include all packages, not just maintained by the team:
Note about application categories
"Engineering;Electronics;" are used as application categories, they are non-standard, but categories such as (Education and Science) are completely inappropriate for the engineering applications maintained by the team.
This course of action does cause lintian to give desktop-entry-lacks-main-category warnings, and those warnings are ignored.
Also, extra-xdg-menus is to be added to the Recommends field (in debian/control) to provide menu categories for Electronics applications.
For details about the matter please read http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-electronics-devel/2009-November/001282.html