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Bug#671364: Please decide on dma maintenance

Laurent Bigonville <bigon@debian.org> writes:

> by Debian Constitution §§6.1.3 - 6.1.5 we ask you on advice and
> possibly to overrule a maintainer in case of the maintenance for the
> dma package. Our rationale follows:

> * The package in Debian is outdated and has a recent history of release
>   critical bugs (#697871, #688682). None of these were fixed by the
>   maintainer, and the maintainer generally seems absent while not
>   completely unreachable. Therefore there is no reason to assume, the
>   package was orphaned. As a result, the package missed the Wheezy
>   release. 

Based on the prior discussion in this bug, it looks like this is just a
case of an overwhelmed maintainer who hasn't had time to work on Debian.

Peter, it looks like, despite the best of intentions, you've not had a
chance to maintain this package for a while (and indeed have not had a
whole lot of time for Debian packaging for a while).  I know this is a
hard thing to do, since it always feels like you'll have plenty of time
next month, but have you considered trying to shed your load a little and
put packages up for adoption or at least comaintenance?

It sounds like there are interested people who are eager to help with dma,
This might be a good opportunity to take a few things off your plate (and
get rid of some of the psychic weight that I know comes with having lots
of things pending that you don't have time to work on).

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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