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Re: Future releases of Debian

On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 11:39:38AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 07:10:06PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > And, quite honestly, animals should probably disappear.  When all of a
> > maintainer's packages were NMU'd into stable, and they haven't moved since,
> > it's time to say goodbye.
> animals is orphaned (#202174), although the maintainer seems to be under
> some kind of strange impression that he actually maintains the package
> (see the same bug).

I read that little exchange when investigating newly orphaned packages, then
checked qa.debian.org/developer.php?jwl@debian.org, and laughed.

For anyone wondering: having your name in the Maintainer field doesn't make
you the maintainer.  Maintaining the package makes you the maintainer.

- Matt

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