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delegation for the FTP Masters

Dear project members, as anticipated in the team sprint report [1], the FTP master team is changing:

– Ansgar Burchardt, former FTP assistant, has been promoted to FTP
master. Good luck to him as well as many thanks for all his recent
work on and around dak [1]

– Torsten Werner, former FTP master, is stepping down from active
participation as team member, although he has kindly given his
availability to stay around as “FTP wizard”, to help in case of
emergency — a form of human redundancy that is more than welcome
when dealing with the archive. Many thanks to him for all his
contributions to the team!


Below you can find an updated formal delegation, listing all current
team members.

For more information about the FTP Master, have a look at the team page:



FTP Master delegation

I hereby appoint the following developers as FTP Masters:

– Ansgar Burchardt (ansgar)
– Joerg Jaspert (joerg)
– Mark Hymers (mhy)

Any previous FTP master delegation, not explicitly listed above, is
revoked. The delegation is not time-limited. It will be effective until
further changes by present or future DPLs.

Task Description

FTP Masters, commonly referred to as “ftpmaster”, oversee and maintain
the well-being of Debian’s official package repositories. FTP Masters
are responsible for tasks that include:

– Running the archive, maintaining the corresponding infrastructure
(e.g. the tools used for processing uploaded packages and the tools
used to move packages across suites).

– Supporting the Release Managers, ensuring that packages move across
releases properly, according to the rules defined by the Release

– Accepting and rejecting packages that enter the NEW and byhand queues.

– Maintaining the state of packages and the archive via priority and
section override files.

– Maintaining the software used to run the archive, namely the Debian
Archive Kit (dak).


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