Should we change how we approve developer account requests?

Nate Graham nate at
Tue Aug 17 05:15:23 BST 2021

On 8/16/21 10:11 PM, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
> It's not that odd :) We as sysadmins don't know if you're actually
> sponsoring them until you reply approving the request, since people
> can request developer access and enter any name as the sponsor. That's
> pretty much what the approval is for, to confirm you did encourage
> them to apply.

Ah, fair enough.

> ...but you're right that this still means dev access requests are
> approved by 1 person (the sponsor), and if you think that should
> change, that's a valid discussion to have with the wider community.

Yeah I mean it would result in a bit more bureaucracy. If you think the 
current system is working well enough between sponsor confirmation and 
your own internal checks, I guess there's no reason to change.


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