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

On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 02:02:32AM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Ultimately, a maintainer's bug list belongs to the maintainer,
> > subject to review by the Technical Committee.

> The Tecnical Committee is known to want nothing to do with BTS
> procedures; see #97671. Curiously, in that case Anthony Towns seemed
> to be far from thinking that bug lists belong to the maintainer.
> Perhaps the true principle is that bug lists belong to whomever holds
> the BTS-exclusion gun (or other appropriately large artillery)?

Some things are the maintainer's prerogative, and some are not.
Deciding whether a bug is release-critical is not a maintainer's
prerogative; nor is closing bug reports for outstanding RC issues.
Closing out wishlist bugs that the maintainer disagrees with, OTOH, *is*
a maintainer's prerogative.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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