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Re: [PROPOSAL v2] Orphaning another maintainer's packages

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 09:32:40AM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> How to solve the following problem: Assume a package with wishlist bugs
> filed lagging behind upstream and the maintainer refuses to package any
> newer upstream, not even into experimental. And in general there is an
> interest (from several people) in having the new upstream versions
> packaged. Can this package become salvaged in some way by the ITS/ITO
> procedure?  I think this is a rather common case, a cautious maintainer
> and some more adventurous salvagers. 

If the maintainer gives reasons to stick to the old version and is
explaining these reason I do not see a case for a valid salvage process.
If I were the maintainer in question I would offer team maintenance to
the potential salvagers and would even sponsor their packages to
experimental if they would care for the experimental branch.  This is
what I would call sensible and helpful behaviour.

Kind regards



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