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

On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 04:18:26AM +0000, Bart Martens wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 06:24:24PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >  - 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.

What cases do you consider obvious?  For me, the only obvious cases are the
ones where the MIA team has declared the maintainer no longer active and
orphaned all of their packages, in which case this entire process is
redundant.  In all other cases, I think the maintainer should have a
reasonable opportunity to respond.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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