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

Hi, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> A quick yes/no/wait e-mail is quick, but is often not what's needed when you're
> talking about issues like buildds.  A deep analysis of a situation takes quite
> a bit longer.
Assuming that such analysis has taken place.

I don't know about you, but if I, as a volunteer, am responsible for X,
and somebody comes up with "I've noticed problem Y with X and would like
to help by doing Z", the absolutely _worst_ thing I can do in that
situation is to do nothing at all.

That's equivalent to doing a however-deep-you'd-like analysis on the topic
and then not telling anybody, much less Y, about your conclusion.

That attitude causes more work for everybody in the long run, including
myself. And, sorry to say (and I'm speaking entirely in general terms
here[*]) causing additional work for others is something Debian
does NOT need. At all.

[*] ... and I specifically do not want to imply that anybody whose
actions or non-visible-actions effect that cause should be forcibly
removed from their position in any way. Just to forestall further
misunderstandings, y'know.

Matthias Urlichs

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