Qmail blocked once again - this time by the FTP masters
I might think the following might be of interest for both Debian Project News
and the Debian Leader.
Historically Qmail had a licence which blocked its inclusion in Debian
main. In 2007, its author - Daniel J. Bernstein (aka DJB), decided to
unleash the source code by declaring it in the "public domain".
Shortly after the licence change, Gerrit Pape, a debian developer and
long time DJB package maintainer opened an ITP for Qmail. He also settled
with the current maintainer of the qmail-src package to be the new
maintainer of Qmail in Debian.
Gerrit seemed to be ready with his work and has uploaded Qmail in the new
queue around April 28th, 2008. Unfortunately his packages are stuck there and
the FTP masters seem to be unresponsive ( See the last posts in  ).
More information on this issue could be found on Gerrit's page "Debian
Packages - sid/lenny" .
P.S. As a long time Debian user I could say that Gerrit does excellent work on
his packages. He maintains important pieces of software for Debian - e.g. git