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On 06/30/10 05:05, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> The following is a list with a few reasons to retire inactive developers:
> * security considerations regarding access to Gentoo infra, including
> tampering of the tree
> * need to ensure that maintainers are accessible, take care of
> packages and bugs and that they reply on due time to community
> contacts and requests
> * desire to have project and team membership, as well as package
> maintenance reflect reality
> * make it clear what areas of the project are understaffed and what
> packages require new maintainers
> * need to ensure that developers keep up to date regarding policies
> and use of the tree by using it
interesting, thanks for elaborating.
I wonder if we could start making a stronger distinction between these
two cases of retirement. If it isn't a throw-out I would prefer to have
that made so very clear that no one ever feels thrown out that way.
Especially that there's no guarantee to be allowed to return feels a bit
odd to me.