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Re: Orphaning php-codesniffer, then take it over by the PHP PEAR team

Le Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:11:51AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard a écrit :
> *nothing* qualifies for a hijacking.

Dear Jonas,

your reaction seems to imply that hijacking is an implicit statement of
failure.  But this can be dis-ambiguated by thanking the maintainer for his
past work, bringing the package in a team where everybody is welcome, which is
not the same as moving it between two single maintainers, and by underlining
that the reason for transferring the package to a team is that the mainainer,
while not on vacation, could not be contacted.

There is indeed a problem with packages not maintained by DDs as they can not
formally declare themselves on vacation, but search engines would be able to
find such a statement on mailing lists if it had been posted.  I think that it
is important to have the flexibility to transfer a package for which the
maintainer is not responding, in a neutral way that is not making any judgement
on why he is not responding.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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