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

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 07:45:35PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> I think this is where language is important.  In my opinion, the term
> "adoption" will continue to mean taking on full responsibility for a
> package as its new maintainer.  The term "salvage", in my opinion, we
> can define as a process for becoming a co-maintainer on a package with
> a long-term possibility of becoming its maintainer.

This is an unhelpful redefinition of the term.  The term "salvage" was
introduced to *mean* orphaning/adopting a package when the maintainer is no
longer fulfilling their responsibilities.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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