Am 16. April 2018 09:43:10 MESZ schrieb Andreas Tille <>:
>On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 09:10:34AM +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
>> Scott Kitterman writes:
>> > Personally, I think people should be more annoyed at the people
>> > the hijacking than the one they did it to.
>> I thought this is called "salvage" now?
>I remember that this discussion comes up quite regularly (no statistic
>but to my feeling once a year).  I'd love if we could give fix rules to
>the process of salvaging a package (or am I missing that this was just
>done).  I think the preconditions should contain something like: 
>  (
>   * RC buggy (mandatory feature for salvaging a package)
>      or
>   * No uploads for > 365 days *and* lagging behind upstream
>  )
>      and
>   * Public attempt to contact the former maintainer (be it as
>     response to the RC bug or for instance CCed to debian-devel
>     list)
>It should be also mandatory that the salvaged package gets Vcs-fields
>pointing to to enable any interested person to
>contribute.  The former Maintainer may not be removed from d/control.
>If the salvage is done by a team that should be used as maintainer and
>the old maintainer moved to Uploaders.  The changelog owner of the
>salvage upload should be added to Uploaders in any case to take over
>responsibility for the work.
>Kind regards
>       Andreas.

Was mentioned on the salvaging packages BoF at Montreal:

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