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Re: packages missing from sarge

On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 11:07:36AM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Wed, 11 May 2005 12:30:21 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Completely MIA maintainers are one part of the problem.
> > 
> > But then there's the class of maintainers who manage to upload a new 
> > upstream version and perhaps fix some RC bugs every few months but are 
> > not able to properly handle all bugs in their packages.
> In part this is a consequence of scarce manpower.  In part it is a
> consequence of the institution of package ownership and other
> organisational flaws. If you agree with this diagnosis then I am curious
> to know which of the following you plan to do.
> 1. continue to participate in the Debian project despite its
>    dysfunctional organisation;
> 2. push for changes to the organisation;
> 3. participate in another project instead.
> (There are other possibilities, of course.)

Some years ago the only choice for me was 1) since 2) was not possible 
for an average Debian maintainer.

I was glad to hear if this had changed since I left.

> Thomas Hood



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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