On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 08:10:03PM +0100, Thomas Hood wrote: > It turns out that there is no need for them to be hurt at all. Lone > can carry on working as before and find a co-maintainer who won't get > in his way. But when Lone falls off his horse he'll be glad that Tonto > is nearby. ... > You are saying that requiring people to find co-maintainers is > "bureaucracy"? It seems to me that if you're talking about a lip service approach like the above being OK then the focus isn't really on solving the problem any more, it's on having people jump through a given set of hoops. This doesn't really achieve the end result you're looking for. > Someone I know well recently got co-maintainers for > three of his packages by posting a single message to debian-devel. > That's less of a burden than that imposed by many another Debian rule. Conversely, the reason I ended up maintaining the NIS package is that I'm the only person who stepped up and actually did anything when the previous maintainer asked for help. -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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