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

On Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:11:07 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org> writes:
> > Some time ago I did some spring cleaning going over DDs that have
> > retired but still in the Maintainer/Uploader fields: There were quite a
> > lot "team maintained" packages where the team did not recognize that the
> > (sole) Uploader wasn't there anymore and the packages were
> > bitrotting. Without the Uploader field there would have been excactly
> > zero change to find those packages and get them back into maintainance
> > again.
> I'm dubious about this assertion and would like to dig into it a bit more.


Thanks for putting my thoughts (again!) into better words than I ever
> (I am entirely in favor of giving the MIA team more actual power.)

(Me too. And, tangential to this discussion but still: maybe also to
packaging teams, like for salvaging un(der)-maintained packages.)


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