Maintainer timeout (was: Re: textproc/p5-XML-LibXML broken, why?)

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Fri Jan 9 16:44:50 PST 2004

On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 01:24:55AM +0100, Clement Laforet wrote:
> Since yesterday, we have an official "maintainer timeout" guideline.
> As you already contacted maintainer, and never get a reply, fill a PR
> and if the maintainer won't approve/disapprove your patch within 2 weeks
> (countdown starts when the PR State is changed to feedback), it will be
> committed.

For people who haven't seen the announcement:

    If the maintainer of a port does not respond to an update request
    from a user after two weeks (excluding major public holidays),
    then that is considered a maintainer timeout, and the update
    may be made without explicit maintainer approval.  If the
    maintainer does not respond within three months, then that
    maintainer is considered absent without leave, and can be
    replaced as the maintainer of the particular port in question.
    Exceptions to this are anything maintained by the &a.portmgr;,
    or the &;.  No unauthorized commits may ever
    be made to ports maintained by those groups.

    The &a.portmgr; reserves the right to revoke or override anyone's
    maintainership for any reason, and the &;
    reserves the right to revoke or override maintainership for
    security reasons.

Thanks to sheepkill at irc for the pointer.

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