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



On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 01:41:25PM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> > On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 01:58:16PM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> >> Someone 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
> > requirement.
> 
> It also means that the salvager has to do more work.

I expect the cc to debian-qa to draw sufficient DD's attention.  And the ACKs
are about agreeing on marking a package as orphaned.  That's the easy part.

The salvaging part goes via the existing ITA procedure.  That's the hard part.

Regards,

Bart Martens


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