Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages - need for sufficient ACKs
As you know I agree with you on most aspects.
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:10:09AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> I find third-party reviews
> and ACKs a good way to reinforce the feeling that the orphaning is the
> right thing to do.
> Note that it's often users who detect unmaintained
> software. With the ACK-based process, it's possible for a user to
> initiate the process.
Yes, the users help is welcome.
> For simple & obvious cases, waiting for a month
> is a bit annoying when someone is willing and ready to take over
> maintenance. it's important to use contributors motivation while it's
I agree to not demand a delay for the reason you gave.
> But anyway, I would not oppose adding something such as:
> If you followed all the steps above, waited for a month, did not
> receive enough ACKs, but nobody NACKed, you can still proceed.
I join Steve L. with wanting a consensus, so the package can be orphaned only
when there are sufficient ACKs. I expect the cc to debian-qa to draw
sufficient attention from DDs, so I don't expect any problem with this.