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Re: Reaching out to maintainers of non-team-maintained packages

On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 12:01:21PM -0400, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:43:09 -0400, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> > One proposal was to use wishlist bugs for
> > this. This has the disadvantage of spamming maintainers with
> > many packages, though, so instead, in such cases, we could mail the
> > maintainer directly (though there is a definite advantage to using bugs
> > to track responses).
> I think for undermaintained package a bug might be nice for
> trackability, and for others a plain invitation mail.
> But this might be too much work, so please go ahead as you see fit.

Indeed, I wanted to stay away from trying to determine that as I don't
think it can be done reliably without inspecting each package by hand,
which I don't have time for at the moment.

> > I find these metrics interesting, but on the other hand I am not
> > inclined to use them to filter the messages or particularly target
> > any packages in particular, just sent a friendly email to each of the
> > maintainers. We could follow up individually with individual
> > packages/bugs if appropriate.
> Fine with me, and thanks for your work!

I've now sent out these pings, and I will keep track of responses and
send a summary in a few weeks. Reply-To set to the mailing list so that
people can help with adding people/adopting packages if they are able.


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