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Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't being accepted.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 08:08:11AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> He said "inappropriate from a non-developer".  That is the part I'm
> reacting to.  

The only people who have any say in how Debian acts is Debian members,
and the people they as individuals listen to. If you want Debian to do
something, you either join the project, or convince the people who are
members of the project.

Emailing debian-devel demanding that a delegate make a particular
decision, or that the DPL remove them is not a way of persuading anyone;
and giving people the impression that it's a useful thing for them to
do is misleading them.

And I realise you want to resist the word "demand" for what Nathanael
did, but I'm afraid I can't see any possible way that it's anything but
a demand.

> It should not matter whether a person is a developer or
> not; if it's inappropriate, it's inappropriate, and the person's status
> as a developer has no bearing on the question.

It's inappropriate for a non-developer to upload debs to the archive too,
even if that's the exact same package that a developer might upload. Your
reasoning above isn't valid; some things can be done by developers that
should not be done by non-developers. Working out where the project is
going is one of those things, even when we're interested in non-developers
views generally.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred.

             Linux.conf.au 2004 -- Because we could.
           http://conf.linux.org.au/ -- Jan 12-17, 2004

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