Re: takeover (Re: RFS: gscan2pdf (updated package))
scripsit Bart Martens:
> On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 14:39 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > Le Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 07:24:13AM +0200, Jeffrey Ratcliffe a écrit :
> > > On 30/08/2007, Bart Martens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > Have you agreed with John Goerzen that you take over maintenance
> > > > of this package? http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/gscan2pdf.html
> > >
> > > He hasn't replied to my emails, which I thought was strange, but
> > > as I am upstream...
> > Hi Jeff,
> > Maybe it would help to be more formal and send a message on
> > debian-devel (CCed to the maintainer of course) with a title like
> > "Intend to hijack gscan2pdf". This is what I did when I hijacked
> > seaview, and it worked like a charm.
> Is such approach compatible with the procedure about "dealing with
> inactive and/or unreachable maintainers"?
I'm new here so please take that into consideration... but as John
Goerzen is tagged `on vacation' in the developers LDAP database, perhaps
his failure to reply to an e-mail might only be a temporary thing.
Unfortunately AFAICT non-DDs aren't able to get access to the MIA
database; perhaps one of the DDs on the list could check on Mr.
Goerzen's status. From what I can see he looks to be quite an active
developer, at least up to June/July... I believe Mr. Goerzen is
in the U.S., but even Americans do take August holidays some times ;)
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