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Re: orphaned packages

[vangelis mouhtsis]
> Can please someone explain why a package should be orphaned
> from maintaining? (i hope the reason is not lack of maintainers)

Yes it is.  Or more precisely, every package needs a maintainer with:

1) the skills to maintain it (familiarity not only with Debian
   packaging in general, but with the implementation language, the
   frameworks, the problem domain, sometimes specific hardware or
   other resources);

2) the time to maintain it;

3) a desire to maintain it.

For any given package in Debian, it is quite possible that there are
people with the appropriate skills and experience, people with time,
and people with interest, but nobody with all three.

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