Re: Debian Maintainers
when I first read your mail, I had the impression to read whining from a
sore looser. Since I waived the fact that we voted the initial set of
rules only, I'd like to respond nevertheless.
On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, Stephen Gran wrote:
> Just bear in mind that while you're complaining about the breach of
> policy, the GR only ever mentions the 'initial' policy for almost
> everything. Now that the GR has passed, it's not clear to me who has
> the ability to change the DM policy, so for all I know, AJ may be acting
> within the constraints of the GR by haphazardly changing the policy as
> he sees fit.
The rules can be changed by the the members of the team, how they take
their decision is up to them (consensus and vote I'd expect). However if
they change the initial rules, I expect the team to make an announcement.
Otherwise they're not consistent with the spirit of the GR.
The team has apparently no dedicated Alioth project or mailing list yet.
It's clear given the mails of Joerg and Marc that the team also doesn't
communicate over private mails yet. This was to be expected when part of
the team was against the principle.
So IMO the initial rules are still in place and while they have not been
followed up to the letter, I'd cut them some slack given that Joey and
Anthony explained clearly that they were still in beta-testing...
I do hope that the rules will be respected later on (when officially
launched) and even if I'm pretty sure that the rules will evolve, I hope
that they will take those decisions even with the members of the team that
were against DM (and I hope that those opponents will not voluntarily
block any change without good reasons).
In the end, Joerg was right to request news and to wonder what the
current status was (I was wondering too!), but he could have done so by
showing less hostility (that said, Joerg's mails were quite balanced
compared to some other followups in this thread :-|).
> Well done project for passing such a well thought out GR on the basis of
> some disgruntlement and total lack of forethought. Let's do it again
Don't be so negative. The text wasn't so badly formulated as you imply.
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