Allowing more non-maintainer updates

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jul 24 03:16:03 PDT 2009

On Jul 23, 2009, at 09:24, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2009-7-23 06:57, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> The Non-Maintainer Port Updates section of the guide lists conditions
>> when we may update ports that have a maintainer:
>> The existing conditions are:
>> * The maintainer does not respond within 72 hours
>> * A port is abandoned by its current maintainer
>> * A critical port is broken that affects many users
>> There are some conditions I would like to add to these:
> [...]
> Maintainership was never meant to stop other people from fixing  
> things,
> so we should indeed make this clear in the docs. All the things you  
> list
> are valid reasons for others to fix a port. However, I would tend to
> agree with Bryan that perhaps amending the third bullet point above to
> "A port is obviously broken" might be more succinct.

That wording is good, though I would still like the documentation to  
define "broken", and to allow the types of changes I mentioned to  
ports that are not technically broken.

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