Karma for Bug Fixes caused by Package Uploads is allocated to the janitor

Bug #364208 reported by Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2009-04-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

Launchpad should give the Karma for bugs fixed by a Package Upload (via the Closes LP#nnnnn changelog syntax) should be given to the uploader, not the launchpad janitor

Changed in soyuz:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: soyuz-upload
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Actually, it should be given to the one preparing the patch (the one in the changelog), not the person who happens to have upload rights. Not sure that's what you meant, so I thought I should mention it here.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

That's not possible unless dch is modified to add the E-Mail address as well as the name to the changelog so there's a unique pattern to match on.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Micah, my apologies for the imprecise wording. The name and address is already in the changelog. Take https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnomescan/0.6.2-0ubuntu1+lucid1 as an example. The credit should mostly go to "Uploaded by", not "Sponsored by". That's what I meant to say and what I was trying to make sure of.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

You do hit an interesting point, though. Among the the three people "Patch creator", "Debdiff preparer" and "Sponsor" the value added is disproportionately geared towards the former individuals. Unless the patch adheres to DEP3 the patch author is not easily identifiable. And even with DEP3 it may be too much trouble.

My 2 Yen without offering any clear solution.

summary: - Karma for Bug Fixes caused by Package Uploads
+ Karma for Bug Fixes caused by Package Uploads is allocated to the
+ janitor
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Medium → High
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