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Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Michael Stone wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 08:57:48AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > Maintenance is only required when there is something wrong with the package. 
> > If the orphaned packages in question still work fine, then I don't see why
> > they should be removed.
> Because leaving them unmaintained forces the work to be done by other
> groups within debian (e.g., qa or security.) If it bothers you so much

What work?  If they're working, leave them be.  If they're broken, then if
nobody wants to fix them they won't get released.

> that the package be removed, then adopt it. (I.e., put your money where
> your mouth is.)

If I actively cared, I would adopt them.  I'm just arguing against setting
any arbitrary guidelines for package removal, when existing mechanisms for
quality control would appear to work sufficiently.

Matthew Palmer, Debian Developer
mpalmer@debian.org     http://www.debian.org

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