agreeing a policy for maintainers and hackageDB

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Jul 25 08:46:02 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 22:57 +0100, Ross Paterson wrote:

> > When something is agreed, I propose to put it on the hackageDB upload
> > page and expect people to follow it.  Here's my first attempt:

> OK, I think there's broad agreement, except for the minor point of what
> value to use for unmaintained packages, and most people find it hard to
> care enough to settle that issue.  So I'll just go with the above and
> clean up later if we ever come to a decision on that point.


So I see you've published the policy on the hackage website:

So if we're going with "maintainer: none" then I guess we should
disallow blank or unspecified maintainer on upload.


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