Re: Bug#510415: tech-ctte: Qmail inclusion (or not) in Debian
On Wed, 12 Aug 2009, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Don Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org) [090811 23:04]:
> > 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.
> As of now, qmail should definitly not be allowed into the archive. I
> would rather prefer to state the issues that need to be changed and
> that we already know as of now as part of the decision.
Would it be enough for these issues to be filed as RC bugs and the
package be allowed into unstable, or is there a set of issues that
need to be fixed before this happens? [If there is a set, what is it?]
I'm fine with specifically spelling out the issues that we're already
aware of needing to be fixed; I just think it's not fair to the
prospective maintainer to have a moving set of things to fix for
uploading to the archive. [It's perfectly reasonable to have a moving
set of things to fix for propogation to testing, though.]
[On a trip back from collecting grass seeds in tropical bird stomachs
and being thought by the customs agents to be transporting Marijuana.]
"Anyone so square as to tell you they are transporting grass seeds is
bound to be ok"
-- Peter K. Klopfer _Seeds of Doubt_ Science 134:177 10 April 2009