Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages
On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 07:33:27PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> We already orphan packages without the maintainer's consent, and it's
>> already called "orphaning".
>> Salvaging is still undefined
> No, it is not. The definition was clear from the first use of the term.
> Stop trying to redefine it.
>> So let's keep the term's definition open for debate.
> Or, find something useful to do with yourself instead.
This is an unkind insult. I am defending my dissertation on Monday,
so I have more than enough to do right now. That's something quite
important to me, and I am taking time away from that to make a
passionate case for something else that I believe in. I've also spent
a reasonable amount of time on Debian over the past few weeks, but I
prefer humility, so I won't drone on about that.
Anyway, deployment of an abusive ad hominem is generally seen as a
concession of the argument to the opposing side of the discussion, so
I think that puts a rather sour note and an end to this particularly