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Re: Bug#367709 reopened

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 03:44:28PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I hereby propose as follows:

>  The Committee is of the opinion that:
>  1. It is not appropriate for the TC to rule on this matter; and/or
>  2. We agree with the existing maintainers' decision.

>  And, the Committee feels that:
>  3. We feel that the complainant (Sven Luther) is not the right
>     person to negotiate with the other maintainers in this area.

>  For these reason(s), we conclude:
>  4. This bug report should be closed.
>  5. Should someone other than Sven Luther have a similar request
>     we encourage them to do the appropriate design work and discuss
>     the matter with the other affected maintainers.
>  6. If such a person wishes to appeal a technical disagreement to
>     the Technical Committee we encourage them to do so.

> I vote in favour.

Other than not being a Debian Developer, I don't see any reason that Sven
Luther is not "the right person" here; and in cases of overriding a
Developer, the constitution doesn't actually say that the request has to
come from a Developer.  So I would have to vote against this.

If we're going to go to the trouble of ruling on this bug at all, I'd much
rather it be discussed and we reach some kind of consensus, not just "we're
not doing anything on this bug for a variety of reasons."

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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