Re: Patch Tagging Guidelines: DEP-3 moved to ACCEPTED status
Le Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 09:12:16AM +0000, Lars Wirzenius a écrit :
> You're not the DEP5 driver
Hi Lars and everybody,
I am driving this DEP and re-listed myself at a driver to mark that fact.
- The original idea, from Sam Hocevar, was posted on this list on August 4,
- A draft was written collaboratively on the wiki until March 2009, in
which I had my share of contributions.
- I do not remember who was the first to suggest to make a DEP out of it, but
please note revision 294: I am the one to propose it in the wiki page.
- The DEP was started in private, motivated in part by Ubuntu's agenda. It
was a terrible mistake for me to accept this, as it resulting in purging
and demotivating most of the original contributors. Nevertheless, I did
a large—or perhaps the largest—share of that work in that phase.
- The DEP continued in public, and the only moment where I gave up driving
this project was when you stepped in. It made tremendous progresses under
your direction; unfortunately you stepped down in the last mile. I dare saying
that I contributed a lot. Among other things did the conversion to DocBook
which has let the DEP enter in the debian-policy package, and made sure that
the DEP's license short names are compatible with SPDX.
- In a further phase, I organised the work through the BTS. Consensus
was reached and the DEP was updated accordingly. I also coordinated
the publication of the DEP on www.debian.org. At the next upload
of the debian-policy package, the DEP will be on line at its canonical
- In this final phase, I am making sure that there is no objection anymore to
the release. And I will not let the momentum slip for one more year.
More importantly than the procedural details: I have followed the work
from its beginning, made sure that no contribution was ignored, and that
most questions were answered. To the best of my free time, I made sure
that past discussions were not forgotten and taken into account when
the same questions were asked over and over the years.
This is what I expect from a driver: being the memory of the project, keeping
momentum, and making consensus on the final document. I am driving this DEP.
One can argue forever on this, but please let me suggest that the best way
to close the debate is to finish that work.
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan