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Re: Bug#241689: I'm going to NMU this

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 11:22:18 -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 07:09:09PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> writes:
>> > (b) that you were a Debian Developer therefore *could* NMU a package.
>> I don't need to be a DD to NMU something.
> Um, yeah you do.  No developer should be signing off on an NMU for a
> non-DD, ever, especially for a non-DD who was rejected from the NM
> queue.  Any developer that does that needs to be banned, or at least
> beaten severely.

I disagree; there's no reason for a non-DD to not be able to NMU
something, provided that it looks ok to the sponsor.  If the NMU turns
out to be unnecessary, forced, or horribly broken, then you can beat the
developer who signed off on it. Sponsorship is almost completely at the
discretion of the DD; if they don't feel 100% comfortable sponsoring NMUs,
then they shouldn't.  There's nothing in the Developer's Reference that
forbids sponsorship of any class of packages, despite some developers'
opinion otherwise.

The fact that Goswin was rejected from NM is another issue entirely (one
which should be taken into consideration by whoever sponsors him).

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