On Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:04 -0500
Derek Pressnall <derekp7(a)needcaffeine.net> wrote:
I have a question about contributing a package to Fedora. Is it
common for the author of an open source package to act as package
maintainer? Or is it better to have someone else be the package
maintainer (who is more experienced with the Fedora build
processes)? I'm the author of a backup utility which fills a niche
between tools based on rsync, and the heavy-weight full featured
backup tools, which I think would be a good fit for a typical Fedora
user. I already have an SRPM available on the Github project site
), but it may need a bit more work to get it in line
with the Fedora build system. I've also been reading through the
package maintainer guidelines, and am willing to go through the
process too, if needed. I have already created my Fedora and
Bugzilla accounts, and will spin up Koji this weekend to play with.
As with so many things in life... 'it depends' ;)
As an upstream maintainer you are of course just as welcome as anyone
else to submit and get your package reviewed and maintain it in Fedora.
Other upstreams prefer to have someone else maintain their project in
the various distros as that gives them more time to concentrate on
It's up to you and what works best for you and your project.
I would say that having multiple fedora maintainers for a package is a
good idea, as that way you have others to bounce your ideas off of,
others to push updates or handle bugs when you are busy, etc.