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Debian QA Group and orphaned

Hello all,

I would like to know what is the "Debian QA Group" and also
the difference between orphaned and withdrawn packages.

In /usr/doc/debian-policy/policy.text.gz it is written
as follows:

     If the maintainer of a package quits from the Debian project the
     Debian QA Group takes over the maintainership of the package until
     someone else volunteers for that task. These packages are called
     _orphaned packages_.

Does this mean that orphaned packages are not necessarily
withdrawn but are maintained by the Debian QA Group ?

If so, when and how a package is withdrawn from distribution ?

And does an orphaned package maintained by the Debian QA Group is
really maintained by the Debian QA Group ?

The above question comes from my experience that 

- In Packages/unstable/tex/dvi2tty.html, dvi2tty is explained as
  Debian QA Group is responsible for this Debian package. 
- I reported a bug of dvi2tty to the BTS about one year ago
  but it is not fixed yet.

So I wonder if the Debian QA Group really maintains dvi2tty.

Also I have an intention to maintain dvi2tty when I can become
a developer so I am afraid dvi2tty will be withdrawn from distribution

And why I can not found dvi2tty in doc/prospective-packages.html

Thanks in advance,		1999.6.15

 Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
 Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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