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Re: DEX update and next steps

On Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:17:06 +0800
Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:17:17PM +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > > Sponsor the Ubuntu maintainer to upload in Debian would probably
> > > be the best option, possibly inviting them to maintain the package
> > > directly in Debian. I suggest to ask for feedback on -mentors on
> > > this specific topic.
> > 
> > Is team maintaining (orphan) packages something that we should
> > consider as derivatives, or just trying to find interested
> > maintainers for said packages?
> This is a semi-recurrent topic on -qa. The notion of "maintaining"
> orphaned packages is not particularly welcome there (and I tend to
> agree with that): either the packages find maintainers which are
> interested in maintaining them *per se*, or they should be left
> orphaned / removed from the archive. Overtime, I've grown weary of
> catch-all teams that maintains packages which as the only thing in
> common have "just because no one else maintain them". IMHO, we should

In this case its "just because no one else maintain them and we use
them in our derivative" (But i do see your point).

> better direct our energies to infrastructure and activity
> coordination, but of course no one will step volunteers from adopting
> orphaned packages :-)

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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