Re: Where do you get beaver?
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On 05/18/07 08:26, Deboo ^ wrote:
> On 5/18/07, Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Following the links on that page, you see that bug #273316 was
>> the cause. Apparently they decided to drop it because it is
>> (or was, 2 years ago) dead upstream.
> It's still a nice program and small in size. What is the policy
> used to drop a package?
Maintenance issues, licensing issues and orphans that don't get
adopted are the big three I can think of now.
In this case, they don't want to take on the extra responsibility of
maintaining a package with a dead upstream. From the link I provided:
I personally believe, that software which has no upstream
maintainership should not be in debian, because it will
become a maintainance nightmare for the maintainer.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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