I have decided to step down as main maintainer of Lintian and pass the baton to Bastien Roucariès. This is actually “fairly” old news, since I announced this almost a month ago. However, I was not very vocal about it until now (so do not be surprised if you had not heard of this before).
In the past month, I never once regretted having stepped down. If anything, I should probably have done it a bit earlier. Beyond the lack of motivation, I also realised that I had become an “all talk and no do”-maintainer. The kind that I have been advocating against publicly. This may sound weird to a lot of people, who knows me as “the Lintian guy” or “Mr. Lintian” (or whatever Lintian-related nickname people gave me). But the fact is that Bastien has done more for Lintian in the past month than I have in the past two.
Despite stepping down as main developer, I have not left Lintian completely. I am still around for helping/explaining, uploading and keeping lintian.debian.org running.