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Re: MIPS port backlog, autobuilder machines and some arrogance

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:48:00PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Since you're posting that as the DPL you're asking for the following
> > reply. Sorry :)
> > 
> > It's been proven plenty of times that whenever we have task depend on a
> > single person doing it, the lack of redundancy comes back and bites us in
> > the ass whenever there's the slightest bit of a problem.
> Why do you think that contributes _anything_ to the discussion? It's not
> remotely insightful, rather it's trivially obvious. What that means is
> that Martin already knows it and understands it, and doesn't need to
> be told. It also means that, if it were easy to add some redundancy,
> it would already have happened. Which in turn means that it's hard.

This NIH attitude is really laughable. I see how you might have a vested
interest in trying to defend the acts of the DPL, given that there've been
cases where lack of redundancy among the release managers caused some
difficulties. I didn't, however, expect that you'll actually try to sell
this kind of bullshit as an actual argument that we need to trust the DPL
who is supposedly asserting that things simply had to be done the wrong way.
Even in jokes, the Debian leader isn't ever supposed to be herding sheep...

I like to believe that in the naming of a donations delegate, the DPL
intended the team to evolve as the first delegate gradually got help from
others. Would have been nice to have been done right from the start, but
oh well.

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