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

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 01:58:16PM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> > I disagree on this point.  If you can't get anyone to ack that you should go
> > ahead with the orphaning, then the system is not working as designed and
> > consensus has not been achieved.  It's then incumbent on the person looking
> > to orphan the package to rattle the cage and get developers to pay
> > attention.

> On the other hand, it is already hard to find people willing to review
> other peoples work. Mandating acks means trusting that there will be
> enough manpower to review something potentially unknown. I can't see
> that happening reliably. It also makes the process a whole lot more
> complicated than it needs to be,

No, it makes the process based on *consensus*, which is a minimum

> which in turn allows the package to suffer unmaintainance longer,
> decreasing the distributions overall quality.

> As said elsewhere in the thread, the process needs to be easy and
> efficient. Hunting ACKs is neither easy, nor efficient.

The debian-qa list served this purpose fine for *years*.  It's not
acceptable to use handwavy assertions about manpower to justify an
antisocial process.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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