Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Fri Mar 2 15:37:22 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:16:28 +0000,
  "\"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson\"" <johannbg at> wrote:
> On 03/02/2012 11:52 AM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> >So I would make a contra-proposal.
> >
> >If a maintainer doesn't respond to a bug repord with the status new in a week - give commit rights to the reporter in pkgdb so he/she can fix it himself.
> >
> >I really think this is way more fare and people that tend to think that packagers are just a bunch of lazy guys should step in do some of this dirty work to get an idea what we speak about.
> There currently is no place in the project for people that want to
> fix things without having to maintain packages themselves so I think
> your counter proposal as good as it is can not come to pass until
> that has been fixed.

Wanting to be able to do that is one of the ways you get get proven packager
status. That is essentially why I have that status. I mostly use it to
fix games and I also usually ask for co-maintainer status, but I also
go around fixing FTBFS issues for packages I don't want to co-maintain.

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