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Re: AWOL owners and stale packages.

Michael J Knox wrote:
check out the achive for the rest ;)

Let's start with X, maximum packager response time for a bugzilla ticket,
in which a serious (or normal) bug was reported. Would X=14 days be too
short? X+Y would cover at least two weekends. I mean, if a packager is on
a long vacation (several weeks or more) and is neglecting package
maintenance knowingly, the package would be suitable for shared
maintainership anyway. And in cases where a packager has had an accident
or is facing temporary illness (and similar things), we're back at what
I've written before -- that it should be in the packager's best interest
that other contributors help.

I feel, that if an owner is considered "active" then he/she should be able to at the very least, acknowledge a form of contact, direct email or BZ, within a 3 week time frame.

However, I think it needs to be more than one attempt over that time frame. The person attempting the NMU must provide "proof" IMHO in the form of BZ reports etc of these attempts.

A formal accounacment of intent on the extras list would be required, in case someone on the list knows the current owner where abouts.

Ok, So I have somemore time to focus on this.

So far I have only had comments from Michael Schwendt, but I would like to hear more from other FE maitainers.

What sorts of time frames do people think is reasonable? How many contact attempts should there be?


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