Re: Orphaning php-codesniffer, then take it over by the PHP PEAR team
On 05/31/2012 03:03 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> A hijack is, by definition, a declaration by the hijacker that they believe
> they are not answerable to the project's processes for how package
> maintenance is decided. It is antisocial vigilanteism and it is not
So asking people who want to work actively on a package to wait for
months or years because it is not compltely clear if the original
maintainer is MIA or not, or just nobody had the time to look at the MIA
status, is social? It does not help Debian at all.
> As a sitting member of the Technical Committee, I encourage anyone who sees
> a package being hijacked to immediately bring it to the attention of the TC.
> I will without hesitation vote to have the hijacker barred from being made
> the maintainer of the package.
>From a member of the TC I would expect some useful input on how to fix
an obviously broken (since years!) process instead of trying to forcibly
trying to choke down people who actively want to improve Debian. Welcome
to the dictatorship of the TC.
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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