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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities

On Miércoles 03 Junio 2009 01:34:17 Kevin Kofler escribió:
> Steve Grubb wrote:
> > I don't want to start a long thread, but just to ask a couple questions
> > for my own clarification. Does a maintainer's responsibilities end with
> > packaging bugs? IOW, if there is a problem in the package that is _broken
> > code_ do they need to do something about it or is it acceptable for them
> > to close the bug and say talk to upstream?
> It's the reporter's job to report the bug upstream when asked to do so.
> Fixing bugs often requires two-way communication, so it's important for
> upstream to have a real reporter to talk to, I don't see why it should be
> the maintainer's job to play the relaying monkey. We're not carrier
> pigeons. We can't even CC the reporter on the upstream bug unless they
> register an account there, and at that point they can just as well file the
> bug themselves.



>         Kevin Kofler

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