Subject: Re: pkgsrc-wip: please set MAINTAINER to your email address!
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/02/2003 07:13:04
On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Julio Merino wrote:
> I want to add a thought: If you have set the MAINTAINER to email@example.com,
> it seems that you don't want to care about the package. So... why have you
> provided it in the first term?
In some cases, there is a current need, but maybe the submitter isn't
interested in maintaining for the future.
Maybe they hope that others will choose to maintain it.
> Adding new packages just "to have more" is, IMO, bad, because most of them
> won't have maintainers and will easily become obsolete, buggy or whatever.
Maybe we can make a list of the unmaintained packages and ask for
I have even had package's MAINTAINER field changed away from me (without
any real discussion). So, for a long time I figured that I wasn't allowed
to be a MAINTAINER. So I used firstname.lastname@example.org for my new packages.
Also, I have packaged up software that is developed by other NetBSD
users/developers -- I hope that they would choose to be the maintainer.
Jeremy C. Reed