Re: Four days
On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 11:11:49AM -0400, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Matthew Palmer wrote:
>> To clarify: the intended point of this proposal is to solve the
>> perceived problem that DDs don't sponsor packages because they're
>> concerned that they'll end up taking responsibility for a package if
>> the maintainer ups and leaves?
>> I don't actually see that as a problem. There are simple ways to deal
>> with orphaned packages, regardless of the way the upload was made, and
>> they work. If a package I sponsor is abandoned by the maintainer, it
>> gets NMUed, orphaned and assigned to debian-qa like any other, and is
>> then available for adoption.
>> The variant of this problem I do see, however, is the uploading of
>> surely-soon-to-be-unmaintained low-quality or near-duplicate packages,
>> clogging up the archive and making extra work for debian-qa et al.
>> *That* problem isn't going to be solved by changing the maintainer,
>> it's only going to be solved by not uploading the
>> surely-soon-to-be-unmaintained low-quality or near-duplicate packages
>> in the first place.
> Matthew -- sounds like you've identified a commonly-asked question that
> has an answer. Would you (or someone else on the list) be willing to add
> that to the "For Sponsors..." section of
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMentorsFaq ?
I think I've had my fill of FAQ maintenance. Someone else can do it.