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Re: What doing with an uncooperative maintainer ?



On 22 Aug 2003 03:58:03 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> said: 

> "Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@debian.org> writes:
>> On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 03:05:00PM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
>>
>>
>> > But sometimes there are fundamental disagreements about how
>> > something should be packaged and then it must be possible for two
>> > competing packages to exist in Debian
>>
>> Says who?

> Basically the social contract.

	The users are ill served by a haodge-podge of ill integrated
 software. We already have complaints of there being way too many
 packages, with confusing and hard-to-distinguish selection
 process. Added forked variants results in a _worse_ OS, not a better
 one.  You may improve the situation for people who want fresh CVS
 commits, at the expense of the quality of the distribution.

	manoj

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