On April 16, 2018 7:10:34 AM UTC, Ansgar Burchardt <ans...@debian.org> wrote: >Scott Kitterman writes: >> Personally, I think people should be more annoyed at the people doing >> the hijacking than the one they did it to. > >I thought this is called "salvage" now? > >There might have been some miscommunications, but given an acceptable >alternative is just requesting the removal of a package with open RC >bugs that hasn't been uploaded for a time, isn't just salvaging the >package by adding oneself as a maintainer better? > >And if this is the preferred outcome, shouldn't the salvaging be >"easier" than just requesting removal (which is just one bug report >away)?
I'd think an attempt to contact the maintainer first would be a prerequisite to it potentially being salvage and not a hijack. Perhaps they attempted and failed and it was only miscommunication, but neither of them have spoken up yet, so we don't know. Scott K