I had been taking the full brunt of the responsibility for the xscreensaver NMU, but since I was a pre-NM at the time and sponsors of uploads are supposed to follow Debian policy as well, he ended up taking most of the responsibility. This was a similar situation; however, I felt it was necessary at the time considering the circumstances of the package having not being updated in over a year and a half despite new versions being out which fixed bugs, and the lack of any response from the package maintainer until after the NMU. I still doubt that I would have gotten any response from the maintainer at all had it not been for the actual package upload. Regardless, I will try to follow Debian policy in the future in this capacity. I would also like to extend apologies and a suggestion to Christian, in that if you do not have time to keep up with maintenance of a package, it would be much appreciated if it was put up for adoption or orphaned so that another developer with the proper resources to maintain the package will to so. If you wish to continue working on logjam, I would be happy to volunteer as a backup maintainer if he is backlogged for some time, so that the package is properly kept up-to-date and bug-free. Also, I would like to make a note of part of the Developer's reference in regards to NMUs, section 5.2.5: "In any case, you should not be upset by the NMU. An NMU is not a personal attack against the maintainer. It is a proof that someone cares enough about the package and that they were willing to help you in your work, so you should be thankful." I did not make the NMU to circumvent Christian's responsibilities nor did I make it as an insult to him or the Debian project. I hope that this can be put behind us and continue development as normal. On Sat, Nov 30, 2002 at 02:45:19PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote: > Um, so? While yes the sponsor is at fault, it seems that you should > also take responsibility for your actions. > > It seems that after that incident you would have had significant > desire to learn and follow the NMU policy. > > So, I'd like to formally ask: have you read and do you plan to follow > generally accepted procedures for future NMUs?
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