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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 <dopey@debian.org> 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
> <robertojimenoca@terra.es> 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.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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