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Re: Proposal for removal of mICQ package

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 04:18, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > It is certainly the case that a maintainer is responsible for making sure
> > the uploaded packages are sound, but I think we need to face facts here:
> > we don't have so many skilled developers that we can reasonably expect to
> > audit the diffs of every new upstream release that's uploaded into our
> > archive.  
> See, I find that claim, and the fact that people seem so willing to
> accept it, a lot more concerning than some stupid obfuscated printf and
> exit making it into unstable.

On a few occasions I have expressed the opinion that Debian developers should 
be programmers and should have basic programming skills in the language of 
the program that they are packaging.

On every occasion I was flamed by developers who do not meet those criteria.

There seems to be a reasonable number of people who have the opinion that 
being capable of auditing the code is not a requirement.  People who are 
capable of auditing such code won't necessarily have time to do so either...

http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/   My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/  Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/    Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/  My home page

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