On Thu, 2 Jun 2016 07:41:31 +0000
Benjamin Lefoul <benjamin.lefoul(a)nwise.se> wrote:
So this packager Bernard Johnson (bjohnson) disappeared and his
email (bjohnson(a)symetrix.com) is dead. "Symetrix.com" is unmaintained
and the company listed in the whois "Symetrix Consulting" is nowhere
to be found in the US (where bjohnson says he's located in FAS). The
company behind "symetrixconsulting.com" seems unrelated and located
in India. The company behind "symetrix.co" told me they have no
employee by that name.
So what happens in this case?
I am interested in taking over the BackupPC package which needs a
simple fix in EPEL7 (no one upstream seems to care about the Fedora
packaging, but my company needs it). I would need a sponsor too.
But again: what happens when a packager goes dark before orphaning or
retiring her packages? Has this been seriously discussed? What if
they get seriously ill or worse (the Fedora project is now
sufficiently big and old that statistically, this could happen)?