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I would favor a better way to deal with abandoned packages, somehow. The current system seems to allow any developer to take over abandoned packages, especially if s/he could start with a clearly decent PR. I suspect there should be enough open source talent pool that could be harnessed given the right kind of meritocracy, like Stack Overflow for example.