MOTU Application for kirkland [Was Re: Universe Contributors application for Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)]

Cesare Tirabassi norsetto at
Thu Aug 14 20:43:53 BST 2008

On Thursday 14 August 2008 21:29:10 Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> Prior to my merging the package, it was stuck at a release from 20060918.
>  *
> Since the Debian maintainers orphaned the package, I painstakingly,
> merged directly from upstream to the latest release at that time
> (20080229).
> That's a 1.5 year improvement, and a ton of new tests and 
> bug fixes.  Many thanks to Kees Cook who mentored me through that
> merge.
> As a measure of good-Debian-citizenship, I offered the Ubuntu package
> as a base for updating the orphaned package in Debian, and proposed
> maintainership:
>  *
> However, the discussion turned political, as to whether or not the
> upstream project LTP was any good, and I decided to politely bow out.

Well, what do you think we (Ubuntu) should do then:

1) Keep the package as is
2) Make all the necessary changes so that at least its not half-broken
3) Keep updating it ourselves if Debian doesn't
4) Remove it from the archive



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