Taking over the xiph packages

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Sat Jan 25 18:48:47 UTC 2014

Hi John,

I'm currently in the process of rejoining Debian, and I'd like to take 
over the maintainership of the xiph packages from the Debian Xiph.org 
Maintainers group.

The packages are:
- libfishsound
- libkate
- liboggz
- libtheora
- libvorbis
- oggvideotools
- vorbis-tools

The rationale why I'd like to take over maintainership:

The team is pretty dead, examples:
- libvorbis is now two upstream releases behind (with the older of the 
  two having been released 2 years ago).
- bug handling (even for easy to resolve bugs) also does not seem to happen

Team maintainance is very good when there are several active people, but 
having or joining a team when only makes sense when there actually is a 

And none of the packages is so complex that it couldn't be handled by 
one maintainer.

Is it OK for you that I take over maintainership of the xiph packages?

Thanks for your work on these packages


       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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