Sponsorship for removal requests?

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Sun Sep 14 20:16:16 BST 2008

On Sun, 2008-09-14 at 19:59 +0100, James Westby wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 just found 


which says that sponsorship is required. I'm going to slightly
reword the section so that it doesn't advise subscribing the archive
admins before mentioning sponsorship.

Also, the bug in question now has a MOTU ACK, so this particular case
is sorted.


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