[Haskell-cafe] What to do about an absent package maintainer?

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sat Aug 18 23:19:10 EDT 2007

> The HsOpenSSL package[1] is good work, but the author doesn't respond
> to email(*). I've a bunch of darcs patches to add tests, DSA support
> and fast Integer <-> BIGNUM functions. Can I use my Hackage account to
> upload version 0.2 if someone else uploaded 0.1? It is reasonable?
> I'm guessing that this issue will start to occur more often now that
> we have Hackage. It's probably good to have some policy.

Yes, if  you can't contact the author, despite reasonable efforts, we
can usually declare 'maintainer timeout' and then any interested party
can claim maintainership.

-- Don

More information about the Libraries mailing list