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 firstname.lastname@example.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.