Jesse Keating <jkeating(a)redhat.com>:
I think the bottom line here (sorry for the long email) is that for
YOU Eric, it may not be in your best interst to be both the upstream
and the downstream maintainer of your software. It may be better
for you to find an intersted party to be your downstream within
Fedora who will keep all the above issues (and more!) in mind while
doing releases of your software for us. This allows you to continue
doing the upstream thing as you need, and we the downstream will
consume it when it is appropriate and in a way that is appropriate.
This was also a constructive response; thank you.
You may be correct in your argument that I shouldn't try to fill both
roles. But I promised to evaluate your contributor guidelines, and
I've taken Michael Schwendt's suggestion that the best way to do that
would be to try to push a package through the system and see what I
discover on the way.
One positive thing I can tell you about the early stages is that I am
rather impressed with rpmlint.