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I have seen that when a new Ubuntu version is released, sometimes a particular application that I had used till the previous Ubuntu versions would have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories for the latest release.
Who can makes such decisions( a particular Launchpad team/individual,etc..), and which mailing-list(or other resource) should I look to find the exact reason for removal of the package from the latest Ubuntu release.

e.g: Kompozer has been removed from the repository for Quantal

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Most packages that are removed from Universe inherit that state from Debian. In order to find out the status of a package you can use the Debian Package Tracking System (PTS) to look it up:

Has the answer:

------------------- Reason -------------------
ROM; dead upstream
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This means the author(s) of the program have abandoned it.

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Thanks man. That's what I wanted. I had totally forgot about the upstream in the picture. –  saji89 Oct 22 '12 at 17:49

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