On Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:11:07 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Tobias Frost <t...@debian.org> writes: > > Some time ago I did some spring cleaning going over DDs that have > > retired but still in the Maintainer/Uploader fields: There were quite a > > lot "team maintained" packages where the team did not recognize that the > > (sole) Uploader wasn't there anymore and the packages were > > bitrotting. Without the Uploader field there would have been excactly > > zero change to find those packages and get them back into maintainance > > again. > I'm dubious about this assertion and would like to dig into it a bit more.
[…] Thanks for putting my thoughts (again!) into better words than I ever could! > (I am entirely in favor of giving the MIA team more actual power.) (Me too. And, tangential to this discussion but still: maybe also to packaging teams, like for salvaging un(der)-maintained packages.) Cheers, gregor -- .''`. https://info.comodo.priv.at/ - Debian Developer https://www.debian.org : :' : OpenPGP fingerprint D1E1 316E 93A7 60A8 104D 85FA BB3A 6801 8649 AA06 `. `' Member of VIBE!AT & SPI, fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe `-
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