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

On Thursday 25 October 2012 19:09:55 Michael Gilbert wrote:
> (...)
> I would prefer to see even more autonomy for the salvager and less
> bugging of various lists (ITPs on -devel are already distracting
> enough).  With that, I would like to suggest rewriting steps 2-4 as:
>     2.  Salvager uploads liberal (10-day delayed) nmus as needed to bring
>          the package into a better maintained state.
>     3.  After a period of 3 months of contributing as an nmuer or with
>         maintainers approval prior to that, salvager is free to add
>         himself/herself as a package uploader.
> (...)

I feel that would make it quite difficult for a non-DD to salvage a package.

Remember finding a sponsor can be hard.

When fixing non important bugs, or improving the package quality, like
switching to format 3 source, arranging the rules file, and so on, I fear
it will be very difficult to find a sponsor for these nmus.

Having 3/1 (1/0?) *DD* approving the orphaning will be more easy in these
cases. After it's done, one can work on more radical changes, that are more
likely to get sponsored.

I find it sad to see patches hanging for years in the bug tracker.


Jean-Michel Vourgère, sponsored only DM

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