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Re: what to do is maintainer is lacking?

Chris Knadle <Chris.Knadle@coredump.us> writes:

> I think the above is reasonable and fits the Debian "do-acracy"
> methodology.

> At the same time, I also understand that this is a tough call to make.
> Removing the current maintainer if they're not totally MIA may not seem
> right -- it may feel "heavy-handed". Perhaps in these cases, adding an
> additional maintainer that is currently working on the package(s) and
> notifiying the current maintainer(s) that this has been done seems
> reasonable.

Well, I would almost always prefer that the package move to a multiuser
VCS repository and become team-maintained than just be hijacked.  If the
maintainer isn't willing to do that either, my sympathy for their desire
to stop further work until they have more time decreases further.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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