Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge
On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:03:57PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> In this case you should have voted "further discussion".
> Of course, such behavior has a tendency to stifle progress. Given
> that there was so little discussion leading up to the vote, I think it
> was appropriate in this case.
As one of the few who _did_ vote _and_ who voted for further discussion
It seems to me that it is inappropriate to stop right now and fight
through all the issues raised by aj's email.
As a project, we are between 70 - 90% ready to release Sarge (as a first
order approximation). It is inappropriate, IMHO, to take the latest GR
as a reason to postpone Sarge release.
Tag the GFDL and firmware issues as "Sarge + 1" but don't ignore them:
make it clear that they must be resolved before the next release.
Try and make the position clearer with the FSF.
Add a rider to the distribution installation and release notes for
Sarge. Note in this that Debian devlopers changed the Social Contract text
as from ... and that we were, at that stage, virtually ready to release on the
basis of the pre-existing Social Contract. Since it would be inequitable to
apply the new SC retroactively, the Sarge release is accordingly based on the
Let's get testing the beta4 of d-i and release the bloody distribution
as fast and as well as we practicably can.