On Saturday 8 December 2007 18:20, Luk Claes wrote: > Nico Golde wrote: > > Hi Mario, > > * Mario Iseli <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-12-06 21:33]: > > [...] > > > >> Team maintenance > >> ================ > >> If one package of the person is maintained in a team, at the step where > >> we send the prod-mail we file a Bug of severity "serious" against the > >> package, requesting that the person is being removed from the > >> Uploaders/Maintainers-field. At the point where we orphan the packages, > >> and the person isn't removed from those fields, we just make an NMU to > >> enforce this. Don't forget to set these usertags: > To make sure packages don't end up with only inactive (co-)maintainers. > > If a package is well maintained it's perfectly ok to lower the > importance of the bug and fix the issue in the next upload... I agree with Nico here - I can see the use of such a bug but wouldn't be amused if people filed an RC bug against my package for something which is essentially a cleanup issue. Yes it can be lowered by the maintainer, but filing it at the right severity to begin with (I suggest minor) seems like a better idea to not cause friction. On Saturday 8 December 2007 18:39, Raphael Hertzog wrote: > I don't agree with this. In a team, it's difficult to notice that one > member disappeared. And lack of involvement in one package doesn't mean > being completely MIA. As co-maintainer I wouldn't want to remove someone > if I'm not sure that he won't come back. A "minor" bug would have just the same effect that you want here. "serious" is not appropriate (see the description of that severity) and doing an NMU for an otherwise active team is even less appropriate for this kind of issue. Filing a bug at a reasonable severity: good NMUing if the package seems otherwise unmaintained: good Filing a bug at release critical severity: not good NMUing if the package seems not otherwise unmaintained: not good Thijs  "is a severe violation of Debian policy (roughly, it violates a must or required directive), or, in the package maintainer's opinion, makes the package unsuitable for release."
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