Change to the orphan and deprecation policy

Bill Nottingham notting at
Mon Jun 27 19:40:23 UTC 2011

FESCo today approved a change to how orphan and deprecated packages are
handled in Fedora.

The prior policy was:
- Packages that have been orphaned for more than three months require
  a re-review, regardless of whether or not they have been blocked.

The new policy is:
- Any package that is deprecated (i.e., blocked) requires a re-review
  before it can return to Fedora. Orphaned packages do not require
  a re-review.

Note that orphaned packages will be deprecated once per release cycle.

For more information, see:

Bill, on behalf of FESCo

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