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Re: MIA, Incompetent and holiday-loving maintainers (was: Request for NMUs.)

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 04:10:13PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 11:34:05 +0000, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
> wrote:
> >* Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> [2004-01-07 10:31]:
> >> Of course not. It's like pinging a host before actually trying to use
> >> a service - first test if the basics are OK, and only then start the
> >> "real" work.
> >
> >Even in this example, the host might go down after you ping it (or, on
> >older systems, because you ping it ;).
> Of course. It is always ftpmaster's prerogative to reject volunteers'
> work.

And yet again the sour grapes. It is ftpmaster's responsibility to
maintain the quality of the archive in the sort of ways that are best
done centrally (which are few, but they do exist). Also remember that
all members of ftpmaster are also volunteers.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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