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Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages - delay for maintainer to react

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 08:06:57AM +1100, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> If bug was unanswered for let's say two months the package is free to orphan 

Some prefer no delay, some prefer one month, some prefer two months.  I
originally wanted one month, but I got convinced by others to drop the delay.
Now my opinion is that I trust the DDs reviewing the ITO to judge the package's
situation before sending an ACK or NACK.  One possible judgement on an ITO can
be "NACK until 2 months have passed or the maintainer has agreed to orphan the
package".  Another possible judgement on an ITO can be "ACK because this
package has clearly not been maintained for years, so please proceed without
further delay".

> Another (second) situation:
>   * Maintainer is not active and somebody intended to take over the package.

This situation can be broken down in the "two activities" as explained here:


Bart Martens

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