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Re: serious problems with Mr. Troup

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 16:33:18 +1100, Pascal Hakim <pasc@redellipse.net> said: 

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:46:22PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> There is a reason sponsored uploads are done -- it allows people to
>> get experience developing packages, and helps them get a head start
>> in the NM process. It gets software into Debian that would not
>> otherwise get in.
>> I fail to see how getting an inappropriate message on to d-d-a
>> qualifies -- unless you compare it to sponsoring a trojan to by
>> pass the normal safeguards we have about unrestricted uploads into
>> the archive.

>       Are you saying that there is a never a reason for someone not
> in the keyring to post a message to d-d-a? Or that the message which
> started this thread didn't belong on d-d-a?

        Have a reason? Oh, I am sure lots of people have reasons to
 post to d-d-a -- I imagine that there are lots and lots of spammers
 who have reason to post to d-d-a.  The question is, does one give
 unlimited reigh to anyone who may have reson to post to d-d-a?

      The appropriateness of the content is still the responsibility
 of the person signing the email.  Apart from my duties as project
 secretary, I have never posted to d-d-a -- and I would not dream of
 sending messages there that are merely of interest to me (and that
 includes disputes with other developers).

> Josip and I are talking about the general case of a non-DD
> posting to d-d-a, and not a specific email. In this same way that
> you would sponsor packages for someone in the NM process, you should
> be willing to sponsor a message to d-d-a if it is justified.

        If I ever sponsor such a message, just like I would rebuild
 and test a package myself, I would take the content of the
 message, and take responsibility for the contents, and have
 my name in the headers -- giving full attribution to the original
 author in the body.

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