Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages - getting orphaned packages marked as such
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 04:20:43PM +0200, Thibaut Paumard wrote:
> If someone notices that a package is in need of greater attention, but
> cannot commit to attending it themselves, it's important that the
> packages is marked at least as needing help.
> I understand the entire point here is to mark packages which are
> effectively abandoned as orphaned, so that others can see them in the
> wnpp news for instance.
> It's certainly better if a new foster maintainer can be found for the
> package right away, but it should IMHO not be mandatory. Prospective
> maintainers, those that "want to help Debian" but don't know were to
> start, will be able to adopt an orphaned package, but not to salvage
> one in most cases.
> Take it as a three body encounter:
> - a package with no effective maintainer;
> - a developer who notices the problem;
> - a prospective maintainer.
I fully agree with all the above with "s/developer/person/".