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 <email@example.com> 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 .
> Some years ago, people used a much simpler process. Why complicate
> 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.