Hi Kurt, Le jeudi, 6 février 2014, 21.19:36 Kurt Roeckx a écrit : > On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 08:38:25PM +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote: > > I'm guessing that under you're asking for the interpretation of > > > > this in 6.1.1: > > | In each case the usual maintainer of the relevant software or > > | documentation makes decisions initially > > > > And think that because the policy maintainers didn't try to make > > any decision yet, the ctte can't make that decisions? Yes. I stand to this interpretation, see below. > I'm currently of the opinion that gnome made an initial decisions > and as reaction to that they are setting policy and that this will > be allowed under 6.1.1. Back then, the gnome maintainers added a dependency on another package, which happened to be providing an /sbin/init. This was allowed by the Debian Policy of the time as well as by the Debian archive. The maintainers of the Policy maintainers haven't tried to rule on this at all since then. How is this matter now magically taken off the Policy maintainers' hands (while it _is_ a matter of Policy) and become a matter for the technical committee? I feel compelled to write that I'm quite concerned to see technical committee members propose to rule on things they see fit, just because it's sufficiently important to their eyes. As I detailed in <1756169.he50hsLr7Y@gyllingar>, I'm quite firmly convinced that any ruling restricting software dependencies fails §6.1.1 (as the powers invoked), §6.3.5 and §6.3.6 at this point in time. OdyX
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