[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [Packaging and Release Management] Releasing repositories form "other" people

Andy ros.discourse at gmail.com
Mon May 8 15:26:33 UTC 2017

I don't like the idea of a separate group to track orphaned packages. It seems like a lot of overhead, plus few people are likely to be aware of and care about it.

I think "hijacking" packages should be encouraged if... (rough guidelines)

* The license allows for it (Let the creator of the original package enforce this, if they care to.)
* A package is at least one LTS release behind.
* An effort was made to contact the previous maintainer(s).
* The new releaser adds his name & email to the package manifest, aka rosdistro.

Maybe bloom could check for a change to the maintainers or source url and display this checklist when it detects a change.

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