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Re: Orphan packages

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:13:39AM +0400, Dmitry E. Oboukhov wrote:

> >> There was (he doesn't maintain anything now) a maintainer who uploaded
> >> his packages using me (and some other DDs) as a sponsor [4].

> >> Not long ago he had a conflict with ftp-team [1].  As a result one  of
> >> his packages was removed from Debian [2] and Ubuntu [3].   It  becomes
> >> clear that he disagrees with DFSG. So I've asked him to orphan all his
> >> packages.  He said that he wouldn't do anything and he confirmed again
> >> that he disagrees with DFSG totally.

> >> I think that all his packages should be orphaned. Could You do that?

> >> 1. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=610257
> >> 2. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=610300
> >> 3. https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/141763
> >> 4. http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=ivan1986@list.ru

> SL> You say that Ivan is no longer maintaining any of these packages.  It seems
> SL> to me that these packages are therefore already de facto orphaned, and there
> SL> is no dispute here that needs the Technical Committee to rule.  Can you
> SL> confirm that this is the case?

> SL> If you are certain that Ivan is not interested in maintaining these
> SL> packages, it's ok for you to orphan them directly by filing bugs against the
> SL> 'wnpp' pseudopackage.

> The key point is he disagrees DFSG.

> He said that he could continue to maintain but he disagreed DFSG so
> he wouldn't do anything to fix license issues etc. So I and the other
> his sponsor (jackyf) don't want to check his packages: if a maintainer
> disagrees Debian law it is no worth to check his job.

I agree with you completely!  I just don't think we need the full weight of
the Tech Ctte to resolve this. :)  If you need further intervention from us,
please let us know.  For my part, I expect that Alexander's orphaning will
be sufficient.

> He also said that he doesn't use Debian anymore. Now he trolls in
> debian-russian@ on the subject.

If he's abusing the mailing list, you can of course report this to

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