I would recommend you also to contact debian-science team,
if you do not find a sponsor.
There are some people, which are working on R-packages, so
they may be interested in this package also.
Also, there should be a lot of people around your place, if you
want to reintroduce your GPG-key in Debian keyring.
2015-12-04 13:44 GMT+01:00 Thomas Friedrichsmeier <
> I'm upstream developer and debian maintainer of RKWard, a KDE-based
> frontend to the R statistics language. RKWard has been included in the
> debian archives for more than nine years, and I have been the uploader
> as "DM" for more than five years.
> Currently, I cannot upload any new packages because my registered GPG
> key is too short (1024 bits). As this is the only package I maintain,
> the cost-benefit-ration of getting my new key signed by two DDs seems
> prohibitive, ATM.
> Debian has already missed out on one release (0.6.3) of RKWard. Now a
> new release is approaching, and I am looking for a solution to get it
> My preferred option for this would actually be to pass on
> maintainership to the QT / KDE team. This does not seem entirely out of
> scope (to me), as RKWard has moved to the KDE.org umbrella, last year
> (some last few bits still dangling on SF.net). While it is still in
> "playground" on KDE.org, I expect to submit it to KDE "review", soon,
> targetted for inclusion in extragear.
> As a second best option, I'm looking for a sponsor to upload the
> upcoming version 0.6.4 to the archive.
> In either case, the most recent debian packaging can be found at
> https://quickgit.kde.org/?p=rkward.git&a=tree&f=debian . Note that this
> includes support for legacy versions of KDE, R, and debian. The most
> important reason for this is that it is also used to auto-build Ubuntu
> packages reaching back to "Lucid". This may or may not be a problem to
> you, however, if you are thinking about a modernization of the package,
> you should be aware that the upcoming release 0.6.4 is rather likely to
> be the last KDE 4-based release of RKWard, and with the port to KF5, a
> lot of legacy code will fall away, in any case.
> Thanks for your time!