agreeing a policy for maintainers and hackageDB

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at
Tue Jul 1 14:41:11 EDT 2008

Philippa Cowderoy wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Jul 2008, Gwern Branwen wrote:
>>> non-maintainers shouldn't upload new versions of maintained packages
>>> without written ;) maintainer permission. well, as far as maintainer
>>> answers their letters
>> And how would we handle the case where the package is fully maintained, 
>> but the maintainer hates Cabal & Hackage and would never give 
>> permission? Does the maintainer have eternal veto power over uploads?
> To the extent it's legal to do so? Upload a package clearly marked as 
> unofficial, with the maintainer field blank.

If someone wants to put a version on hackage and act as maintainer for 
it (presumably mostly pulling updates from the "upstream"), should we 
let them?  Although, this situation sounds too hypothetical for me to 
have any idea how to answer my own question.

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