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Bug#727708: Both T and L are wrong, plea for something simpler

On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 07:44:31PM +0100, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> > On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 05:46:15PM +0100, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> >> If you decide on the init system question first, you could just file a
> >> bug against debian-policy and things could go their usual way.
> >> Alternatively, the Policy maintainers could defer this decision to the
> >> technical committee under 6.1.3.

> > The Policy maintainers are the maintainers of the policy document, they are
> > not "maintainers of the relevant software" in this context.

> No, but they are "maintainers of the relevant documentation", that is
> the Policy. And they don't just maintain the package, see the delegation
> text.

Assuming that by "the delegation text" you're referring to
(which is the most recent one I'm aware of), note that the set of
responsibilities listed as being delegated does *not* include *deciding*
technical policy.  So while they have other responsibilities besides the
maintenance of the document, there's nothing in the delegation that
conflicts with the idea that the TC should rule here.

(The details of that particular delegation were not uncontroversial, anyway
- see follow-up discussion on debian-project last month - but for reasons
unrelated to the present question.)

Besides, Russ has explicitly punted the question to the TC with his policy
delegate hat on, so I think this is a moot point.

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

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