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Re: Regaining Access to the Control Bot

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 04:13:24AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> I've (er, unilaterally) removed this ban until such time as somebody
> explains it properly, and preferably also sets some kind of time limit
> or conditions on it.

I thank you most gratefully.

> I'd recommend that the glibc close/reopen war in question be handled
> better from now on. Anthony did say "contact the upstream copyright
> holder", and I think it would be a *very good idea* for somebody to do
> that instead of further use of control@bugs as a debating stick. It's
> not meant to be used that way. There's been much hand-wringing about
> what kind of contact might be suitable, but as far as I can see no
> actual *action*, so it's all moot. That's really rather disappointing
> given the amount of energy otherwise expended on this bug.

I have made an effort to contact upstream. I am also actively working on
an implementation to replace the Sun RPC code in case that does not work
out. It is incomplete, but patches are being accepted. You can check it
out with the following command:

  svn co svn://crustytoothpaste.ath.cx/var/lib/svn/trunk/rpc

Brian M. Carlson <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx> 0x560553e7

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