Re: Bug#614907: tech-ctte: please help maintainers of packages with a "node" command to have a reasonable conversation
Russ Allbery writes ("Bug#614907: tech-ctte: please help maintainers of packages with a "node" command to have a reasonable conversation"):
> I also think the current Policy suggestion to rename both programs in the
> event of an unreconciled naming conflict is not a very good idea, and
> think it should change to instead list the Technical Committee as the
> decision-maker of last resort. Renaming both programs is likely to be the
> right move only in cases where both programs are pretty obscure and fairly
I really feel it's unfair to allow johnny-come-lately's who couldn't
be bothered to choose a reasonable name for their program, and who
couldn't be bothered even to look up whether the name was already
taken, to just blunder their way into stealing names like this.
We should be pushing this pain back onto their users, if anyone.
Remember that it is only them who can change their name upstream, and
this is definitely something they can do. They could support it as an
AX.25 have two much better excuses: they're from an age when this kind
of thing was less important and also less recognised as being
important. And they came first.
Or to put it more succinctly, I think justice is more important than