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

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 06:24:24PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> So in sum, I'm broadly in favor of Lucas's patch, except:
>  - A single nack is evidence of a lack of consensus.  If consensus can't be
>    achieved, it should be referred to the TC instead of making a political
>    mess of things for the rest of the project.

I fully agree with that.

>  - There does need to be a mandatory minimum waiting period.  This process
>    is going to be seen as "blessed" via the devref; we should not be
>    blessing a process with an obvious bug that permits abuse by a DD and
>    three of her friends pulling off a hostile takeover of a package before
>    anybody has a chance to say no.  Even though such an act *can* be
>    appealed to the TC, we shouldn't put ourselves in the situation that it
>    has to be.

I won't object to adding a mandatory minimum waiting period, although in
some obvious cases it will lead to a pointless delay.


Bart Martens

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