[aur-general] Discussion regarding TU Swiergot
allan at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 21 16:48:10 EST 2009
Loui Chang wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:51:43PM -0500, Ghost1227 wrote:
>> Over the last few months, I have noticed that TU Swiergot has neglected his
>> packages in community. I first noticed this with the cinelerra-cv package
>> which was several months out of date and using the now-defunct cvs repo
>> (cinelerra-cv switched to git two months ago). I posted a cinelerra-cv-git
>> package to the AUR and attempted several times to contact him. Two months
>> went by and I got no reply from any of the several addresses he has, so I
>> discussed the situation with another TU, then updated his cinelerra-cv
>> package and sent him another email notifying him of the update. I have since
>> taken a look through his packages and the bugtracker. He has several
>> packages marked out of date (and some have comments explaining fixes), as
>> well as a handful of open bugs on the bugtracker. Since I have been unable
>> to contact him through any means, I propose orphaning his packages so that
>> more available TUs can take over the responsibility for them. There are
>> several that I would be happy to take over (assaultcube, cinelerra-cv, cube,
>> dosemu, fcrackzip, nexuiz, qemu-launcher, stegdetect, steghide, supertux and
>> maybe a few others), and some of his packages (including some of the ones
>> i'll take) should be dropped to the AUR.
> Yeah sounds good. TUs should be just as accountable as regular users. If
> he hasn't responded to emails about outdated packages, let others adopt
> those packages. Does swiergot appear active according to TU votes?
I think you are the only person who can tell this since we switched to
voting on the AUR. Care to look?
> Well, actually the bylaws state that we remove TUs only if they have
> prevented a vote from reaching quorum. But so far all votes have made
> it. So we can keep him for now if he does reappear.
Relevant section from the bylaws:
If a TU becomes inactive without declaring it, "disappears", someone
must motion for their removal for reason of unwarranted and undeclared
inactivity, and the normal procedure for the motion is followed.
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