Basis to accept someone as a maintainer

Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes alex at
Thu Jan 24 08:09:59 CST 2008

On Thursday 24 January 2008 03:21:45 Jeff Zaroyko wrote:
> Vitaliy Margolen <wine-devel <at>> writes:
> > Recently I've noticed number of random people being accepted as
> > maintainers of few apps I'm being a super-maintainer for. First, can the
> > appDB send notifications that some one became a maintainer? Second, what
> > are the basis that appDB admins accept some one as one? I've tried to
> > search for a single message, test results, anything from the people in
> > question and found none.
> >
> > Should we just make everyone a maintainer? If not, then could anyone
> > spellout why we have some random people there?
> >
> > Vitaliy.

There are no standard guidelines for processing maintainer requests.  
Personally, I usually accept all entries if they look decent; ie. not garbage 
characters, non-English language or they expect to get a free copy of the 
program by becoming a maintainer (and quite a few people seem to expect 

We are quite short of maintainers; the test result queue contians some 500 
entries, for instance.  I guess we could list some additional info about the 
applicant, and reject his application if he has not submitted any data and 
the app contains up-to-date info.

> I'm also curious, I think that there should be code of conduct or similar,
> some app entries don't have objective descriptions and give out of date
> information
> perhaps this appdb bug I filed might be relevant too:

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