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Re: What to do about negligent maintainers?

On Sat, 09 Jan 2010, Charles Plessy wrote:
> But anyway, the ‘first adopter served’ tradition is a source of
> problems.

Package maintainers can choose who they wish to let adopt their
packages. If the package is orphaned or the maintainer is MIA, the
person who discovers that the package is MIA or orphaned is often the
person who actually ends up maintaining it (or at least is probably
qualified to maintain it if they actually have the time.)

Only in those cases where the current package maintainer and a
prospective package maintainer are unable to agree does the CTTE need
to be brought in to decide. [The CTTE will take at minimum two weeks
to come to a decision itself.]

Don Armstrong

Sentenced to two years hard labor (for sodomy), Oscar Wilde stood
handcuffed in driving rain waiting for transport to prison.  "If this
is the way Queen Victoria treats her prisoners," he remarked, "she
doesn't deserve to have any."

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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