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




Hi Holger,

On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 02:33:03PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > Your definition is completely detached from the reality in Debian.
> > 
> > Many (likely the majority) of teams in Debian have not more
> > than 1 active member.
> 
> citation needed. 
> 
> I seriously doubt this is true. There are some of these teams, but few.
> 
> And less if you compare the number of packages maintained by teams with >1
> members with the number of packages maintained by one person teams.

>From the team statistics I know two very obvious 1 person teams which is
Debian Openoffice and Openstack devel.  Both are obviously non-MIA but
the run-over-by-bus-factor is something I'd be concerned about.

However, team statistics are showing another non-obvious way for packages
that might be orphaned inside a team.  If you look for instance at the
graphs with the maintainer per package relation of language teams:

    http://blends.debian.net/liststats/language-teams.html

You see some "hyperbolic shaped" graphs which means that packages inside
a team are only touched by single maintainers inside the team.  The
better shape would be a typical poison distribution shape of the graph
(pkg-perl is an excellent example) where for most of the package several
maintainers did commit.

Kind regards

      Andreas.

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