Re: what to do is maintainer is lacking?
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 04:04:49 PM Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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.
I totally agree -- but in the particular case where this discussion arose, the
package(s) in question had group maintainership:
If you briefly browse the VCS, you'll get a better idea of what has happened.