New contributor - hello, and looking for sponsorship!

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Thu Oct 23 20:44:51 CEST 2008

Chris Nolan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking to become involved as a package maintainer at 
> rpmfusion/livna. I haven't previously submitted packages to Fedora so 
> I'll be looking for a sponsor - I know you guys are busy with the 
> migration to rpmfusion but I'm hopeful someone can spend some time with 
> a new contributor. Initially I'd like to submit a new package: the new 
> Broadcom drivers kernel module that does away with requiring ndiswrapper 
> for those chipsets unsupported by b43. I have used this driver on F9 and 
> it works beautifully so IMO it would be a great addition to 
> rpmfusion/livna.


First of all welcome to the rpmfusion community / project!

> Please let me know what should be my next steps (I've got a rpmfusion 
> bugzilla account) and I'd be really grateful if a sponsor was willing to 
> spend a little time with me on the finer points of RPM building. I'll 
> try to make myself available on this list and in the IRC rooms (cnolan).

One of the things you also want to do is create an account in the account system:

As for looking for a sponsor, as your main interest at the moment seems to be 
getting the bcm module packaged (which I think is great, many people will like 
that), I think it would be best if Thorsten works with you to get that kmod 
package in to shape, as he knows most about kmods.



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