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

Scripsit Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net>
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 11:34:37PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:

> > How can a wishlist item be used to "bludgeon" in any way?

> Reopening a bug report that the maintainer has closed, when it is clear
> the maintainer disagrees with you (and isn't merely mistaken on
> technical grounds) interferes with the maintainer's ability to manage
> his package's open bug reports through the BTS,

How? Does it somehow stop the maintainer from closing items that are
genuinely resolved, or setting tags, or adjusting titles or severities?

> and is thus an act of coercion.

The fact that the wishlish item is listed by the BTS in no way forces
the maintainer to do or not do anything.  Thus it cannot be coercion.

> You may have different views on whether and when such acts of
> coercion are justified,

No, I do not recognize any act of coercion here at all. The
maintainer's freedom to act or not act as he pleases is in no way
affected by the existence of an open wishlist item.

> but there should be no question that this *is* coercive,

Evidently, you're wrong. There is lots of question, and I still do not
see any coercive effect whatsoever.

Henning Makholm                            "What a hideous colour khaki is."

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