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Re: non responsive policy with invalid mail



On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 08:41:22PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> I propose to add the following to the Non-responsive Maintainer Policy
> (at the beginning):
> 
> 
> If the mail of the maintainer has changed, anybody noticing it should
> attempt to contact the maintainer through another mean and ask him to 
> take care of changing his information in the packagedb. If there is no 
> known way of contacting the former maintainer, or he is not willing to 
> make the required change in the packagedb, one should directly jump to 
> the mail of the formal request to orphan all the packager packages to 
> fedora-devel-list.

I would suggest you always get *two* people from differing locations at
the least to check the address is working. One person could just be going
via a site with problems or in a spam blacklist.

Probably that is "common sense" not policy 8)

Alan


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