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Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 11:56:14AM +0100, Gabucino wrote:
> Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > If that is the truth, blame Marillat but in private mails.
> So he can deny receiving them, nice.. Is that the Debian attitude?

Actually, mostly we just don't care what a particular developer happens
to think about a particular package. You seem to be under the impression
that we're a hive mind and all think the same way about every issue;
actually we're a very disparate group in many ways, so dragging a
flamewar about a Debian developer onto debian-devel from elsewhere
causes most people to yawn and hit the delete key.

If you have a problem with Christian Marillat, take it up with him
privately, or find somebody else to deal with (which it seems you've
already done). Don't project it onto Debian as a whole. There is no
censure that the Debian development community can apply to him for how
he deals or doesn't deal with mplayer, especially since he hasn't tried
to make his packages part of the Debian distribution, so there's no
point looking for one. Licensing issues with other media players can go
to debian-legal, our bug tracking system, or the developers responsible
for them. Flamewars about how one developer's not playing nicely?
/dev/null for all the good they're going to do you here.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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