proposal: multiple maintainers for ports

Policemen Policemen nameboongoon at
Mon Mar 2 09:59:15 PST 2009

I've been reading this list's archives and this has come up once or twice in the past.
I have a simple idea:

Add a line to any ports Makefile "EXTRA_MAINTAINER = any other maintainers"  Any of the maintainers have the right to approve an update to the port.  The person listed as MAINTAINER decides 1) who could be listed as an "extra maintainer" 2) disagreements among the extra maintainers.

Because this is simply an extra line of meta data to be read and parsed by humans no infrastructure need be changed.  If anyone wants to write the tools to deal with emailing multiple people they can.


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