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Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans

On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 06:25:46PM -0400, gregor herrmann wrote:
> What I don't understand in the point of view of the "keep Uploaders"
> proponents: What does this information, whether correct or not,
> actually give others? Are they going to email or phone these persons
> privately when emails to the BTS or the maintainer/team list are
> ignored? And what happens if they ignore these communications as
> well?


These "Updating the <package> Uploaders list" bugs.

When the MIA team has determined that a person is MIA,[1]
it can send bugs informing all packages where that person
is listed in Uploaders that the person is no longer active.

For small teams (e.g. 2 people in a team maintaining 1 package)
this is also a way for seeing when 0 team members are left who
are still active in Debian.

> Cheers,
> gregor


[1] or retired, all this is about what happens after it has been
    determined that a person is no longer active in Debian


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