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Re: description of woody release problem

>>"Oohara" == Oohara Yuuma <oohara@libra.interq.or.jp> writes:

 Oohara> Don't be fooled by the last line.  The current goal of the release
 Oohara> process is to fix all RC bugs of the base and standard packages.
 Oohara> Having 900+ maintainers does not mean that all of them are working
 Oohara> for this goal.  

	They are not? Why not, pray? Are the rest of us merely shoving
 our heads in the sand and saying it is not my package, so it is not
 my problem? If that is the case, it is the root cause of the delay in
 releases; people have developed a NIH syndrome.

	No bug is an island, entire of itself. Every bug is a piece of
 the distribution, a part of the main. If a package be washed away by
 the release manager, the distribution is the less, as well as if a
 architecture were, as well as if it were a package of thy friends or
 thine own were, any packages removal hurts me, because I am involved
 in Debian, and therefore never send out to find whose package
 a RC bug resides in, for it belongs to thee. 

 	With apologies to John Donne.

 Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a
 lamp-post how it feels about dogs. Christopher Hampton
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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