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Re: Bug#224742: Related to this issue...

On 27-Dec-03, 17:28 (CST), Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote: 
> The non-tecnical issue - namely his attempts to threaten Enrico into
> submission by abusing his BTS power rather than explaining why he
> thinks as he does *is* in my book completely unreasonable.

Why is that a problem, yet Enrico's attempt to bludgeon AJ into
submission by repeatedly re-opening a wish-list item that he has been
told will not be implemented acceptable?

> Saying "this is a bad idea because it would break so-and-so" is fine.
> Saying "this is a bad idea because I hold the biggest gun" is not.

But that's basically what the constitution says: the maintainer of a
package has the biggest gun with regard to that package. Since Enrico's
suggestion is purely aesthetic, it's perfectly within the maintainer's
purview to reject it. Closing the "bug" is one acceptable way to do so.

Repeatedly re-opening a bug because one disagrees with the response is
pretty much unacceptable, and does constitute abuse of the BTS. There
are superior ways to appeal a maintainer decision.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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