Am 16. April 2018 09:43:10 MESZ schrieb Andreas Tille <andr...@an3as.eu>: >Hi, > >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 >doing >> > 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 salsa.debian.org 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. > >Opinions? > >Kind regards > > Andreas.
Was mentioned on the salvaging packages BoF at Montreal: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/09/msg00654.html