Re: Idea for maintaining packages up for adoption
> and I can't see how the proposal will add anything that
> can't already be done if you have active users & developers.
The main difference is between having developpers and having
Debian-developpers. When you say a package is orphaned this is a Debian
status, which might not be that right in the real world.
If a package is orphaned in Debian, but still have users and people
willing to maintain the software, this proposition can help. More over,
as Raphael explained, the same scheme might be used to obtain some other
contributions from communities not in Debian. He gave the exemple of
Perl, which is a good one.