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Re: RFC Changing permissions to allow contributors to set upstream information


Hi, Curtis.

Wow, some really great ideas are contained within this email!

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Curtis Hovey
<curtis.hovey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bugs: bug tracker
> -----------------
> Communities want to know the upstream bug tracker. The project owner can set
> which bug tracker is used. If the information was never provided, I think
> any contributor should be permitted to set it. If the project is owned
> by Registry Admins, I think any contributor should be permitted to change it.
> Such a rule change will exacerbate the bug tracker registration problem.
> Creating a bug tracker requires arcane knowledge or luck. I know that most
> launchpad users and engineers do not know how to register and set a bug
> tracker. Expecting users to find a link at the bottom of a rarely visited
> page that is only linked from another rarely visited root page does not
> help us connection Ubuntu to upstreams. Discovering that the bug tracker
> must be created *before* you try to set the project's bug tracker is cruel.
> The Registry team will try to fix this problem in a related effort, but some
> help may be needed from the Bug's team when the time comes.

I agree with what you have here.  It is a punishment of the cruel and
unusual sort.  I think everyone on the bugs team would agree with

I don't think it would be hard for us to help here when you are
working on this, but some heads up about when you will take on the
work is always appreciated.


Deryck Hodge