Re: Premission to upload libcrypt-gpg-perl to unstable
On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 12:26:54PM +0100, Amaya wrote:
> Hi there, RMs and super-heroes of the kind...
> I was asked to sponsor an upload of libcrypt-gpg-perl.
> The current maintainer, Matt Hope <email@example.com> is a bit MIA, and
> has been unresponsive about our ITNMU pings. His last upload of
> libcrypt-gpg-perl was in July 2003.
> This upload is a new upstream version, will have Roberto Jimeno
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> in the Uploaders field, until Matt comes back
> from RLbusyland, and will probably fix all the bugs for this package.
I understand the above to mean that the intent is to add Roberto to the
Uploaders field withoun Matt's explicit consent. I consider that very
inappropriate (as a developer, not as a release manager); the Uploader field
is for developers who have mutually agreed to comaintain a package.
If Matt is unresponsive to requests for updates, please get this package
orphaned through QA and help Roberto to adopt it. Otherwise, it's
inappropriate to NMU a new upstream version of a package in a way that may
jeopardize its inclusion in the release.
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