Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002
On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:15, Martin Wheeler wrote:
> > Every day, I use a a reasonably complex package of perl scripts which to my
> > knowledge has not been maintained since 1996. Because it works. And it
> > most certainly isn't crap. Even if Perl has advanced quite a bit in that
> > time. And it isn't in Debian because of licensing funnies; but if it had
> > been you're saying it would have been junked by now because it's
> > unmaintained? And I would have had to have found something else to replace
> > it, if I didn't want to maintain it myself?
> If maintaining it doesn't actually require any work as you suggest, then why
> would you object to being the maintainer?
He is not saying that at all. Just existing is effort mind you. Nothing
else is needed. Add additional taks as f.ex. being responsable for s.th.
or maintaining attention for something increases that effort. Even if you
do not "do" anything.