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

Jonas Smedegaard dijo [Thu, May 31, 2012 at 05:52:47PM +0200]:
> > > You avoided my question, it seems: What does "Maintainer:" mean, then?
> > 
> > What does "Uploaders:" field mean?
> You still avoid my question: What does "Maintainer:" mean?

This is getting silly. Please stop the word-definitions game.

Jonas, I think we all agree that the Maintainer should Maintain
whatever he signed up to. Non-Debian people have the right to maintain
packages through a sponsor, and they are encouraged to. And they are
encouraged to look for a different sponsor if their current one stops
being responsive, and all that.

However, we cannot expect them to remain active and interested

I can expect you (as a person I've known for many years already) to
remain active and look after your packages. But we cannot expect the
same from a person not involved in Debian any further than in having
maintained a couple of packages for a couple of months.

Taking over a package from you should be quite a different thing than
taking it over from a person not involved in the project.

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