On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM, Thomas Kluyver <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I suggest that we encourage packagers to make team maintainership the norm,
> and individual maintainership the exception, to avoid this kind of problem.
> This is in line with plenty of other open source projects, where people talk
> about not becoming a bottleneck or a single point of failure.
please read our "unwritten policy" about Maintainer field at
Anyone is free to do whatever they want in their spare time, even set
themselves as maintainer for a tool they're packaging, and then let
the project handle their departure: that happened many times, and it
won't be fixed by a false sense of team-maintanership when someone
steps up, do a huge change in a package he doesn't care and then run
away (extreme hypothesis - we would be in the same situation as of
now: the team would fix the issues arising.
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi