Re: Renewed appeal to the technical committee about the FransAndCo.Vs.Sven dispute
On Fri, 24 Nov 2006 11:43:08 +0000, Ian Jackson
> I hereby propose the following resolution:
> 1. We note that Sven Luther has a dispute with the debian-installer
> team; Sven feels that he should have access to the d-i svn
> 2. We note that the d-i team, who manage that repository, disagree.
> 3. Whether or not someone should be permitted commit access to a
> repository is a social and political matter. Therefore we do not
> have the power to overrule the d-i team on this question.
> 4. Nevertheless, we wish to state some opinions as we are empowered
> to do by s6.1(5) of the constitution:
> 5. Sven: Your behaviour leaves much to be desired.
> You should stop wasting everyone's time and energy with this
> campaign to be reinstated as a d-i committer. Regardless of the
> merits of the original decision, by now it seems unlikely that
> anyone on the d-i team would find you a congenial colleague, and
> we can see good reasons for their decision to hold you at arm's
> Please do not contact the committee again on this matter.
...unless there are significant new developments.
With that one addition, I agree with this resolution so far.
> 6. The Project Leader should delegate (to a group rather than to an
> individual, but perhaps to an existing group or groups) mediation
> and disciplinary powers, including the power to intervene
> informally, give formal advice and reprimands, rule on social
> disputes, and take disciplinary action short of expulsion.
I think that this has been tried before, and another is under
way; and I am not so sanguine that anything real is likely to emerge
from it. I don't think this is a matter of delegation or a personal
conflict between the DPL and a developer; so just passing the buck to
a new person does not seem like a solution.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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