Bug#548867: Proposed patch to update Debian Developer's Duties chapter
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 11:11:05AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > As the name imply, this a reference document, not a prescriptive document. It should
> > provide technical answer to technical question. Fundamentally it only provides advices.
> > Patronizing would be bad form.
> Please be specific, can you tell me where in the latest patch there's
> "patronizing" in action?
Please be specific: where did I claim that ?
But in anycase, I do not think that statement like
As a package maintainer, you're supposed to fulfill the Debian
Social Contract by providing high-quality packages that are well integrated
in the system and that adhere to the Debian Policy.
belong to devref.
> Note that the whole "developer duties" chapter is not new. I'm not
> introducing it. And the purpose of the developers-reference has always
> been broader than "technical answer to technical question". We have always
> had explanations of procedures of how to interact with various teams and
> the associated expectations put on the maintainer.
People always have been free to ignore the devref and always have done so, which was
a good thing given it used to be outdated.
Imagine a large red swirl here.