Thanks Mike, yes, there is a waitlist, as in, we have to wait for the current owner (i.e. the person with editorial rights / the right to dedicate / possession / the link) to either decline, or finish, or, most likely — give up. At which point the visual editions team are democratically (?) rededicating. It is VERY similar to a real-world situation of giving a book to someone and then watching them not read it, and eventually, taking (asking for? stealing?) it back so you can give it to someone who wants it. i.e. awkward.
The listed ‘owner’ is that previous person, the person who has already given on the rights to ownership.