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



On Fri, 2014-02-07 at 13:22 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 07:44:31PM +0100, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> > Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> > > 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
> <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/12/msg00004.html>
> (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.

<https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00003.html>
was posted earlier today and indicates that "the Debian Policy team
defines Debian's technical framework, including the structure and
contents of the Debian archive, design issues of the operating system,
as well as technical requirements that all packages must satisfy."

(Various issues with the appropriateness of that text have already been
raised elsewhere.)

Regards,

Adam


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