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Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans

Quoting Russ Allbery (2017-08-03 11:41:12)
> Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org> writes:
> > The patch also remove the requirement to list individual email of the
> > maintainers. That is what I am objecting to.
> Oh, okay, I see that, but I'm not sure why.  What is the purpose of
> listing those email addresses that you want to preserve?
> > When a team is reduced to a single individual, it is no more a team, yet
> > the package is still maintained and need not be orphaned.
> It still is a team even when it's one individual.  I don't know why you
> would say that it's not.  A team can certainly contain just one person.
> I'm confused about how this is at all related to listing individual email
> addresses, and I don't understand why you think this would result in a
> package being orphaned.

Do the MIA team also track MIA teams?

My concern is that packages without maintainers may go unnoticed when 
none of its previously active maintainers were tracked individually.

For such detection of abandonment we need not track _all_ active 
maintainers, but at least one - as individual.

 - Jonas

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