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Re: Thwarting Policy via BTS

Exactly.  The maintainer system is here for a reason: the maintainer
is supposed to be the expert and final authority on his packages, and
for this reason he serves as a useful check for bug reports and
feature requests that come in, to insure they are correct and that the 
fix is not harmful.  Bypassing this check eliminates the input from
the person the Project recognizes as the expert on the package and the 
first line of defense for quality control, and opens up all sorts of
possibilities for problems.

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 04, 1999 at 06:03:23PM +0100, Thomas Quinot wrote:
> > I am sorry if you consider this NMU as inappropriate. I hope this
> > mail will address at least part of your concerns.
> The policy is clear, and your actions were completely against it. The
> maintainer is GOD when it comes to packages, and you should not toss
> asside all the ideals we hold to, just for your personal reasons.
> Ben
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