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Re: Policy proposal for compatibility packages



On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 06:52:26PM -0500, Brian Pepple wrote:
> > 
> > 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.

So this is not needed to 
* add yet more rules
* show a preference for the primary maintainer 
since the same rules as always can simply apply.

--
Pat


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