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Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages



On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 05:19:37 PM Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2012-10-23, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Here is an attempt at summarizing & building a proposal out of the
> > "Hijacking^W^W^W^W^W^WSalvaging packages for fun and profit: A proposal"
> > thread that was started at [1].
> 
> Some years ago, people used a much simpler process. Why complicate
> matters?
> 
> 1) report a bug 'should this package be orphaned?' against the package
> with a more or less defalut templated text and a serious severity
> 2) sleep 4*7*24*3600
> 3) if bug silent, orphan it (and maybe adopt it)
> 
> For a quite common thing to do, this is just drowning it in bureaucracy.
> 
> Taking over unmaintained packages should not be hard. We need people to
> do it. We need people to do it more than they do today. We need to make
> it easy.

This seems a lot simpler to me.  It also avoids voting on the quality of a 
maintainers packages, which is what I don't like about Lucas' proposal.

+1

Scott K


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