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

Scott Kitterman writes ("Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages"):
> Why not start with a "without objection" standard and see how it
> works?

I absolutely agree with this.

If we adopt a "without objection" standard then the whole process can
be a lot simpler too.  There is no need for acks if any one nack is
sufficient to stop the process.

I'm also not that keen on the idea that the outcome is to orphan the
package.  The salvager should surely be adding themselves as an

So I would have this process

  1. Package is "in the salvager's opinion in need of substantial and
     important attention; maintainer has been inactive on this
     package, and in need of help with it, for some time".
     It doesn't need to be an objective criterion.

  2. Notify various places (-devel and the BTS, at least)

  3. Wait for objections

  4. If no objections, add salvager to Uploaders.


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