Re: Tone-of-voice used by sponsors
Roberto C Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> However, I choose to not change things which are a matter of preference,
> then that should not impact the sponsor's willingness to sponsor the
> package. For the potential sponsor to do that would come off as
> elitist. What if I like two blank lines in debian/rules to break up the
> sections logically? If I like it that way and the potential sponsor
> does not, but the policy says nothing about it, then who is right?
No one is *right*, necessarily, but sponsors aren't under any obligation
to sponsor packages. Daniel is dealing with about fifty times as many
packages as I ever could even when I was actively sponsoring, but he
doesn't have to sponsor anything he doesn't want to sponsor. As much as
he's doing a large chunk of the sponsoring these days, there are still
other people willing to sponsor packages.
> The same goes for whitespace at the end of a line somewhere? Is it
> really that important? There are likely hundreds of these little sorts
> of preference issues out there. I don't think that pointing them out is
> wrong, but I don't think that someone forcing their view of what they
> think is right is justified, unless there is something in policy or the
> developer reference or lintian/linda to provide justification.
There's no forcing. Daniel's doing people a favor which he's under no
obligation to do. People who want him for a sponsor have to do things his
way; people who don't want to do that are certainly no worse off than if
Daniel wasn't sponsoring anything at all.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>