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Old 06-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Bill Nottingham
 
Default Change to the orphan and deprecation policy

FESCo today approved a change to how orphan and deprecated packages are
handled in Fedora.

The prior policy was:
- Packages that have been orphaned for more than three months require
a re-review, regardless of whether or not they have been blocked.

The new policy is:
- Any package that is deprecated (i.e., blocked) requires a re-review
before it can return to Fedora. Orphaned packages do not require
a re-review.

Note that orphaned packages will be deprecated once per release cycle.

For more information, see:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Orphaned_package_that_need_new_maintainers

Bill, on behalf of FESCo
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