new ports and maintainer

David Evans devans at
Thu Jul 24 05:20:57 PDT 2014

On 7/24/14 4:25 AM, petr at wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am wondering if there is a well defined policy regarding maintainer ship for new ports. 
> I understand that it is quite usual to assume maintainer ship when contributing a new port and that nomantainer is more usual for abandoned ports. But is it usual to commit new ports as with `nomaintainer` as well, or should this be avoided? What to do with ports where the contributor does not assume maintainership? 
> Any thoughts? Thanks!
> ~petr
> _
This is done from time to time but my thoughts are that if you are going
to create a port and submit it you should also be willing to maintain
it.  Many other distributions would not accept a port on such a basis or
drop it if no one was willing to maintain it.  MacPorts is more permissive.

Again these are my thoughts as you requested not necessarily a statement
of MacPorts policy.

Dave Evans

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