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Re: removal instead of orphaning?

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 07:01:52PM +0200, Guus Sliepen wrote:
> > Today I was, once again, surprised to see how many (low popcon) orphaned
> > packages we have. I believe that orphanage is a burden to our community
> > in the sense that not all packages are picked up by a new maintainer and
> > these packages need some QA once in a while and often don't get enough
> > of that (at least most packages that I touched).
> Who is this a burden for? 
Transitions. Mandatory packaging changes, like python helper one.
True, a package can get an RC bug and be removed during these processes
but that requires more time and more effort and do we even remove orphaned
packages if they have an RC bug?

> If no-one used the package, then sure, the package is really useless.
> But if at least some people are using it, it has value.
Should unrelated people spend time on packages they don't care about?


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