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Re: Overall bitrot, package reviews and fast(er) unmaintained package removals

Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org> writes:
>>  - no upload in a long time
> s/upload/maintainer upload/

In the past I have maintained some important packages by doing regular
NMUs when the maintainer is not responsive (including emails asking to
take over the package). So just because the *maintainer* hasn't made an
upload in a long time doesn't mean that nobody cares about the package.

If there aren't RC bugs to be fixed and the package is up-to-date, an
unresponsible maintainer still doesn't mean nobody cares about the
package; however it could mean another maintainer (or team maintained)
is desirable.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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