Sponsorship for removal requests?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Sep 14 20:14:39 BST 2008

On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:59:02 +0100 James Westby <jw+debian at jameswestby.net> 
>We just had a debate on IRC about whether a sponsor is required
>to ACK a removal request before the archive admin's are subscribed.
>Most of us thought that was the case, and for good reason, but Michael
>said that he had done removals directly before, so we weren't sure
>if that was just the archive admins not catching it, or we had
>the wrong idea of the policy.
>Could someone confirm whether sponsors are needed for removal requests?
I think it certainly should be required.  I have also seen cases where it 
wasn't done in the past.  At least one of those cases I ended up asking to 
have the package restored.

Scott K

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