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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities



On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 08:54 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Conrad Meyer wrote:
> > On Wednesday 03 June 2009 11:40:42 pm Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >> Conrad Meyer wrote:
> >>> On Wednesday 03 June 2009 10:23:05 pm Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >>>> Let me try an analogy: How do you handle defects/malfunctions with your
> >>>> car?
> >>> Did a bunch of hobbyists from around the world build your car by
> >>> communicating over the internet?
> >> Have you ever seen an open source car?
> >>
> >> The Fedora "car" manufacturer is the "fedora community", assembling it
> >> from "upstream" components.
> >>
> >> Ralf
> > 
> > That's the idea, opensource behaves completely different from a car 
> > manufacturer.
> Wrong. It doesn't.

I don't think we have the power to (nor would we want to) force upstream
to do certain things in a certain way, for ridiculously low prices and
"no we won't pay you on delivery" but 3 months later. The relationship
between us and upstream is significantly different from a car
manufacturer and its suppliers.

Nils
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