[aur-general] Moving packages to Community

Nicky726 nicky726 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 14:41:22 EST 2011

Hi, fellow Archers,

I feel a need to express my support to the opinion stated by Greg Imreh and 
Thomas Hatch. There is an unique relation between the contributor/maintainer and 
the PKGBUILD. This relation calls for respect. So please TUs/devs act as people 
and show it by letting first the contributor/maintainer know, that you are about 
to adopt a PKGBUILD to the binary repo. Surely adoption in the repo by itself  
is greater good for the package and Arch and therefor goal of every 
maintainer, so there hardly will be objections from the maintainer, but just 
taking it without a word is very rude. There would be no package to adopt, if 
there was not for the AUR contributor/maintainer. 

To Angel Velasquez: the nature of the relation is not like an ownership, but 
more like an authorship. Is it that much to show your respect to the author by 
a polite question? After all we are people, not mindless machines nor animals. 


Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone

(Joni Mitchell)

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