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Re: Bug#622620: O: argyll -- Color Management System, calibrator and profiler

On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:44:36 +0200
Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org> wrote:

> Roland Mas, 2011-04-13 14:46:12 +0200 :
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: normal
> >
> > I think it's time for me to stop pretending I have enough
> > time/energy/interest to properly maintain Argyll.  I'm therefore
> > regretfully orphaning the package.
> I should add that any prospective adopter will most probably gain some
> karma points, given the hate mail I got as a reply to my orphaning.
>   I'll keep my word, and my offer for sponsorship+guidance to
> prospective adopters still stands, but my enthusiasm just dropped a bit.

More likely that any potential adopter has already been put off
adopting it due to the reaction described. If that's how people react
to an orphaning process, the package would be better of removed from
Debian sooner rather than later, IMHO. The likelihood of any orphaned
package being adopted is never that high and for this package it just
went lower still.

If those who sent you hate mail fancy sending me some as a response to
my response then I'm happy with that. There's a very nice button on my
keyboard called Delete. I use it a lot, it's quite fun because hate
mail is so completely counter-productive. It makes me laugh that people
think that hate mail will encourage anyone to do anything except do
less work.

(Even better, there are filters which can automate 'delete' to save
wearing out the button.)

Come on, prove me wrong. There are obviously people out there who
purport to care about this package. How many are actually willing to do
the work? I know I'm not. Those who moan without doing the work cannot
complain when the work does not get done. If the work won't get done,
Debian would be well served by removing the package. Simple really.

I'm quite willing to file the RM bug myself if nothing happens by the
time I come around to looking through the list of orphaned packages


Neil Williams

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