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Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages - need for sufficient ACKs

Hi Lucas,

As you know I agree with you on most aspects.

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:10:09AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>   I find third-party reviews
>   and ACKs a good way to reinforce the feeling that the orphaning is the
>   right thing to do.


>   Note that it's often users who detect unmaintained
>   software. With the ACK-based process, it's possible for a user to
>   initiate the process.

Yes, the users help is welcome.

>   For simple & obvious cases, waiting for a month
>   is a bit annoying when someone is willing and ready to take over
>   maintenance. it's important to use contributors motivation while it's
>   high.

I agree to not demand a delay for the reason you gave.

> But anyway, I would not oppose adding something such as:
>   If you followed all the steps above, waited for a month, did not
>   receive enough ACKs, but nobody NACKed, you can still proceed.

I join Steve L. with wanting a consensus, so the package can be orphaned only
when there are sufficient ACKs.  I expect the cc to debian-qa to draw
sufficient attention from DDs, so I don't expect any problem with this.


Bart Martens

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