Bug#510415: tech-ctte: Qmail inclusion (or not) in Debian
On Fri, 07 Aug 2009, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > So, I can see three different ways to continue. In any case a. and c.
> > should be fixed if the package is allowed into Debian.
> > 1. Allow qmail to go into Debian (including squeeze).
> > 2. Allow qmail into Debian unstable, but prevent it (at least for now)
> > from entering testing.
> > 3. Not allow qmail into Debian.
> > (4. Further discussion)
> A slightly different possibility:
[writing this up for a potential vote; if there aren't any changes,
I'll ask to open voting in 48 hours. (If you have a change and you're
busy, let me know to hold.)]
1. Qmail is to be allowed into the archive without special
preconditions. Ftpmaster should perform standard NEW processing for
licensing, copyright, and general packaging issues as normal.
2. Qmail is to be allowed into the archive without special
preconditions, save the RC bug indicated below. Ftpmaster should
perform standard NEW processing for licensing, copyright, and general
packaging issues as normal. with the addition of an RC bug filed
immediately to preventing normal transition for a period of at least a
month after traversing NEW.
During this period, additional RC (or non-RC) bugs should be filed by
interested parties, and updated qmail packages fixing these bugs
should be uploaded as usual. After a month, the RM or the maintainer
can continue to decide that the package is not acceptable for release
at their discretion, as happens for any package. [If the RM or
maintainer don't reaffirm the transition blocking bug, the ctte will
close the transition blocking bug.]
3. Qmail is not to be allowed into Debian.
4. Further discussion.
It is my understanding that we have been asked to make this decision
under §6.1.3, so a simple majority is sufficient.
The smallest quantity of bread that can be sliced and toasted has yet
to be experimentally determined. In the quantum limit we must
necessarily encounter fundamental toast particles which the author
will unflinchingly designate here as "croutons".
-- Cser, Jim. Nanotechnology and the Physical Limits of Toastability.
AIR 1:3, June, 1995.