Application Review Board

Registered by Andrew Mitchell on 2012-04-29

Review the processes & how the ARB team is doing.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Andrew Mitchell
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10
Started by
Kate Stewart on 2012-07-10

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Discussion:

    Review process

     Current obstacles to reviewing new apps:

    Many apps don't make sense in the ARB, and rather belong in Debian.

    Herding packages to Debian means more delays.

    Organising regular reviewing

    Encouraging & helping ARB helpers

    A massive complicated proprietary app may make it in easier than a simple free software app in many circumstances.

    thus, "proprietary" becomes unfavorable.

    motu is now a requirement for arb members

    arb members should also ideally be DDs :) (2 of the team currently are)

    Suggested amending the ARB policy to include free-as-in-beer apps for sandbox apps like flash apps.

    swf files - download it in package like the flashplugin-nonfree package, especially when licensing is dodgy/risky

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[ajmitch] Add section for ~ubuntu-app-review-contributors on the ARB wiki page: TODO
[ajmitch] Get ~andrewsomething added to ~ubuntu-app-review-contributors: DONE
[paulproteus] Have information on ARB wiki about Debian sponsorhip process: TODO
[allison] followup on apparmor generation in pkgme: TODO
[jonobacon] follow-up on the concept to have a different extras-like archive for free as in beer apps (zero-cost, proprietary license): TODO