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Re: Bug#192869: surfraw ultimatum

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 01:26:50AM +0200, Christian Surchi wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 05:53:53PM -0500, Thomas Smith wrote:
> > I strongly believe that this is an overreaction.  Christian is willing 
> > to work with us to bring the package up to date, so there is no reason 
> > not to accept this.  I suggest that someone (I could do it) sets up an 
> > Alioth project for surfraw, so that the non-DD's who are interested can 
> > more easily contribute (using cvs or subversion).  This would also be 
> > nice since upstream is dead (according to Christian).  Christian or I, 
> > or any other developer who wants to get involved, can do the actual 
> > uploads.
> I don't want to send further reply to Stephen's thoughts... I think I
> described and explained my situation... admitting all my faults. I don't
> like ultimatum and I don't like all his questions about my faults and
> the reason for my absence. 
> > From what I have seen, Christian seems excited about having a surfraw 
> > package that is actively maintained, especially if he can be involved 
> > in it... so this seems like a good idea to me.
> > 
> > Does this seem reasonable?
> As I've just written, I'll be happy to help with surfraw but it's better
> if I leave maintainer's role. So I sent an RFA... please, adopt it and I
> hope to be able to help you soon. I like the idea of a project on
> Alioth.

Hi Christian,

I believe I did overreact somewhat.  A lack of time is not a crime really,
and you were reasonably receptive to an NMU for the package.  I possibly got
carried away.  If I've caused you offence or upset, then please accept my

I like the idea of an alioth project also.  I see no reason why you
shouldn't remain the maintainer of record provided that there are other
maintainers (at least whilst you have a lack of time to be sole maintainer).

Again, I'm sorry that I overreacted like this.  The important thing is that
the package will be actively maintained by several people.  The fact that
you already have maintained it for a period makes it seem silly to throw
that experience away,



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