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Re: Preparing a Proposal: 3 DD needed for every NEW package

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, 29 Dec 2001, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org> writes:
> > > I think we have this problem to solve: quality going down and the
> > > solution I see is attacking this problem in its roots: removing
> > > bad packages and bad/mia maintainers
> > 
> > I can see how removing bad packages helps.  How does removing an MIA
> > maintainer make anything better?
> We orphan ALL his packages, we get to know he is MIA and will not wait for
> him for anything.

Oh, I think orphaning his packages can be a useful thing to do.  But I
just don't see why explicitly punting him helps.  Just make the
packages available for other people, and then welcome the guy back
if/when he returns.

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