It's been almost a year since haskell-platform was updated (31st of July 2009). Over two months ago, I sent a package disown request. Usually, this is pure routine and is carried through. This time, the reply was that the package is maintained by the Arch Haskell Team using automated scripts.
It's hard to defend that haskell-platform is maintained, as it's not in a working state and completely outdated.
The regular procedure is to orphan broken pacakges. If this package is different, since there's an "Arch Team" behind it, could it be an idea to mark it as "This package is not ready but has been reserved for the Arch Haskell Team", or something similar? (I don't think this is a good idea, but I think it pinpoints why the package should be orhpaned).
Best regards, Alexander Rødseth