On Wednesday 21 December 2005 18.32, David Nusinow wrote: [teams like gnome, kde, d-i, kernel, ...] > It's pretty simple to found such a team too. All it takes is some > interested people and an alioth project. And here you say the most important thing: it takes *interested* people. People interested in team maintainership and communication with other developers can and do form teams. People not interested in team maintainership currently most often don't. In some cases (probably most), the latter are doing a fine job. In some cases they don't. In some cases they use 'help' tags and RFAs, but sometimes they won't admit it by asking for help - this last category is the only one that is problematic and I think it's quite small. Solution? *IF* people are found who would take over these packages, ask for change of maintainer. If maintainer won't give up the badly-maintained package? Difficult. Perhaps QA may want to voice an official verdict that package X is in need of a new maint? Perhaps the people interested in maintaining will just hijack it? In either cases, toe-stomping is going on, and rude words or people leaving Debian is likely to follow - but I don't believe there is an easy solution here, and I don't believe that forcing team-maint on this class of maintainers will solve the situation. -- vbi -- The content of this message may or may not reflect the opinion of me, my employer, my girlfriend, my cat or anybody else, regardless of the fact whether such an employer, girlfriend, cat, or anybody else exists. I (or my employer, girlfriend, cat or whoever) disclaim any legal obligations resulting from the above message. You, as the reader of this message, may or may not have the permission to redistribute this message as a whole or in parts, verbatim or in modified form, or to distribute any message at all.
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