When to apply for team membership

It can be difficult to know when you are ready to apply for uploader team membership. Here are some guidelines:

Applying for team membership

To become a Contributing Developer, MOTU, per-package uploader, Core Developer, SRU Developer or developer of a delegated team for which the DMB handles applications, you must apply to the Developer Membership Board, via the following process:

All members of the development community are welcome to attend and ask questions, add your feedback (even if unsolicited) to the application wiki page or ask questions of an applicant on the devel-permissions mailing list.

The Developer Membership Board will have prepared for the meeting (reviewed the application details, checked a few examples of your work, talked to sponsors, etc.) and ask questions to make sure the applicant qualifies for the team. During the meeting the DMB members will cast their votes and if quorum is reached (4 of 7 currently), will add the applicant to the team or ask to re-apply in due time.

Debian Developers applying for Per-Package upload rights

The DMB has establised a procedure for interested Debian Developers to gain upload rights to their packages, on a dynamic and ongoing basis. That is, the list of packages one can upload can be further extended after the initial application to include other packages the DD maintains. This includes team maintained packages.

To exercise this process, the DD should first be an existing Ubuntu developer, for example by applying for PPU as per the above process or by joining the MOTU team if interest is broad. Subsequent changes are requested by mailing devel-permissions@lists.ubuntu.com listing the packages to add. If the 'impact' of the packages changes — for example, one of the packages is part of release media for the first time — the DMB may wish to ask some further clarifying questions to satisfy itself that the DD is sufficiently familiar with the differences between Ubuntu and Debian to upload the package(s) in question without supervision.

Applying for upload permissions which grant no further access

The DMB recognizes that individuals may wish to become members of teams that they have no technical reason to want to join, so that they may feel explicitly included as a member of the team.

For such "social" applications, the DMB will expect to see evidence of a large degree of social involvement in the team. Examples include mentoring new contributors and discussing policy.

It would be helpful if applicants could seek endorsements from existing members of the team when applying.


DeveloperMembershipBoard/ApplicationProcess (last edited 2018-06-08 17:04:50 by racb)