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Re: [debian-devel] Re: Bits from the RM

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 18:12, Magosányi Árpád wrote:
> A levelezőm azt hiszi, hogy Zenaan Harkness a következőeket írta:
> > Can "requesting removal from archive" be automated, to occur say after 3
> > weeks of inactivity of rc/grave/serious bug?
> > 
> > As a DD, I assume there is some pride and/ or utility in having your
> > package in the archive. This would give you a little "no nonsense"
> > wakeup call I would guess. And if *even the packager themselves* do not
> > have enough pride/ utility value in worrying at that point, then it is
> > likely better to get removed.
> > 
> Agreed. But beware, because we could end up with having a lot of
> blue users and maintainers. To make the thing more efficient, a
> good mental approach should be developed. Maybe making a request
> for removal special in some ways? I think there are two things
> to consider:
> 	-make the fact as public as possible, so both the userbase and
> 	the other developers be notified. Publicize at least two weeks
> 	before the deadline.
> 	-educate users and developers about how can they motivate the
> 	maintainer to do her job well: the RFR report should include
> 	a text explaining why the package would be removed, what
> 	one can do to prevent this, what is the right attitude when
> 	one communicates with the maintainer

Excellent points, thanks.

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