Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian
On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 15:10:45 -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Hans Reiser wrote:
>> Ed has graciously agreed to restore the credits, and I thank Debian for
>> its respect for the wishes of the original author in regards to
>> prominently crediting those who have contributed.
I'm glad to hear that.
> Again, what does Debian(as a community/organization) have to do with a
> maintainer fixing a minor bug?
Imagine you are the developer of some random piece of free software. You
don't necessarily use Debian; you certainly don't understand all its
systems and protocols.
The conventional way to get in touch with the developers of a free
software project to raise an issue is to write to the -devel list. It's
not surprising that this is what people do with debian.
By all means suggest they write to foo@packages, but there's no need to
flame people for doing the normal and reasonable thing.