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Re: Policy proposal for compatibility packages



On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 00:36 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 06:32:03PM -0500, Brian Pepple wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 23:53 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > > Anybody can already raise his concerns about a compat package, why more
> > > procedures and such a veto power for a particular packager?
> > 
> > For the reasons spelled out in the proposal: 'The reasoning for the
> > latter is that even if the primary maintainer is not maintaining the
> > compatibility package, chances are that they will have to be involved in
> > the maintenance due to passing along security problems, helping out with
> > things and redirecting misfiled bugs.'
> 
> If a particular maintainer has those concerns he can raise them without
> having this veto power. This makes an unneeded assymetry between a
> primary maintainer and somebody who would like to do a compat package.
> There is no reason why a primary maintainer would be smarter than
> somebody wanting a compat package.

I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this point, since I
feel pretty strongly that the primary maintainer should have a voice in
this process since it could affect their workload.

Regardless, as the proposal states, if the compat maintainer and the
primary maintainer cannot come to a mutual decision, it can be escalated
to FESCo to make the final decision.

Later,
/B
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