Title: alpha, ia64: maintainers may remove stable versions
Author: Andreas K. Huettel <email@example.com>
Following discussion  and a vote by the Gentoo Council [2,3],
on alpha and ia64 package maintainers are allowed to remove
the last stable version of a package under certain circumstances
(basically when it is outdated and the stablerequest for a newer
version on alpha or ia64 has been pending for a while; for the
details, see [2,3]).
You should be aware that this may occasionally cause broken
dependencies and/or require keywording of packages for stable
users. Then again, things may work out fine just as well.