Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans
- Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:01:24 +0200
- From: Bill Allombert <ballombe@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans
On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 04:22:41PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Bill Allombert <ballombe@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 05:48:15PM -0400, Sean Whitton wrote:
> >> I've also included a purely informative change which emphasises that
> >> packages that are team maintained in name only should be orphaned
> >> properly, with their maintainer field set to the QA team. This is
> >> already current best practice, but it's worth emphasising, because one
> >> might fail to orphan a package on the grounds that "someone else on the
> >> team might fix it", which is not true of a lot of teams.
> > You are omitting the case of a team which get reduced to a single
> > member, in which case the package need not be orphaned. Yet it is
> > important the fact is mentionned in the package.
> I don't think I understand the objection. Sean's proposed wording seems
> fine for that case -- it just says that the package should be orphaned if
> the team is not maintaining it, which shouldn't depend on the size of the
The patch also remove the requirement to list individual email of the
maintainers. That is what I am objecting to.
When a team is reduced to a single individual, it is no more a team, yet
the package is still maintained and need not be orphaned.
Imagine a large red swirl here.