Re: first proposal for a new maintainer policy
On 28 Apr 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Is that such a bad thing, really? I would rather that the
> policy documents be corrected, and held as a set of rules htat
> have to be followed, woth an exception for the items that happen to
Debian is great and everything, but it is huge and decentralized.
Read the write-ups about O'Reilly's sumit. They all thought that
centralized control was an ingredient in their individual succeses.
Perhaps Debian can get by without it. But without and central control AND
no fast rules, it will probably degenerate. Strict rules and route for
appeals for flexibility is the way to go. Rules are the only central
authority holding things together. (Who holds the power to make rules is
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