Re: intend to adopt calc, so does someone else--need advice
>>>>> "Craig" == Craig P Steffen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Craig> Greetings, I'm an avid Linux user and programmer, and I'd
Craig> like to become a Debian Developer. As the first step in
Craig> this process, I'd like to take the calc source package and
Craig> maintain it via a sponsor.
Craig> I have downloaded it, updated the it against a more recent
Craig> Debian Policy version. I also fixed the only bug against
Craig> the package (a wishlist that there be a file included in
Craig> the documentation). I have built the package, which is
Craig> lintian clean, and tested on three different Debian
Craig> machines of two different architectures; it's ready to go.
Craig> Here's THE SNAG: I was sitting down to write to this list
Craig> to request a sponsor, I thought I'd check the qa page for
Craig> the package one more to make sure I hadn't missed anything.
Craig> Bug 188998 is from David Rios (email@example.com) on April 14
Craig> saying that he intends to adopt it. I tried e-mailing him
Craig> at that address, but it bounced with a "User Unknown"
Craig> error. I looked in the Debian Developer key ring, and I
Craig> don't think he's there.
He's in the new maintainers queue, but his email address has changed
(switching jobs). You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig> If anyone has any advice as to whether or not it would be
Craig> ethical to pursue getting a sponsor and uploading this
Craig> package, I'd appreciate it.