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

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:05:40PM +0000, Jean-Michel Vourgère wrote:
> When fixing non important bugs, or improving the package quality, like
> switching to format 3 source, arranging the rules file, and so on, I fear
> it will be very difficult to find a sponsor for these nmus.
> Having 3/1 (1/0?) *DD* approving the orphaning will be more easy in these
> cases. After it's done, one can work on more radical changes, that are more
> likely to get sponsored.
> I find it sad to see patches hanging for years in the bug tracker.

I fully agree with the above.

I occasionally sponsor packages.  I don't sponsor NMU packages when they
contain changes that don't conform to the NMU procedure.  I understand that it
is difficult for non-DDs to salvage packages via NMUs.  I prefer that an
unmaintained package is simply orphaned, so that the non-DD can adopt the
package with full maintainership.  Much easier to sponsor.


Bart Martens

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