Re: Four days
On Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Matthew Palmer wrote:
To clarify: the intended point of this proposal is to solve the
perceived problem that DDs don't sponsor packages because they're
concerned that they'll end up taking responsibility for a package if the
maintainer ups and leaves?
I don't actually see that as a problem. There are simple ways to deal
with orphaned packages, regardless of the way the upload was made, and
they work. If a package I sponsor is abandoned by the maintainer, it
gets NMUed, orphaned and assigned to debian-qa like any other, and is
then available for adoption.
The variant of this problem I do see, however, is the uploading of
surely-soon-to-be-unmaintained low-quality or near-duplicate packages,
clogging up the archive and making extra work for debian-qa et al.
*That* problem isn't going to be solved by changing the maintainer, it's
only going to be solved by not uploading the
surely-soon-to-be-unmaintained low-quality or near-duplicate packages in
the first place.
Matthew -- sounds like you've identified a commonly-asked question that
has an answer. Would you (or someone else on the list) be willing to add
that to the "For Sponsors..." section of
That way we can help prospective sponsors feel more confident that
it's worth their time to sponsor packages.
You will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize... posthumously.