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Re: Team have veto rights, because they can just refuse the work anyway? (Was: Results of the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal)

On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 11:29:51PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Wouter Verhelst]
> >    b) the three beforementioned teams could already refuse to
> >    support a port anyhow, simply by not doing the work.
> This is not really a valid argument.  If a team in debian refuses to
> accept decisions made by a majority of debian developers, or rejects
> democratic control, this team will just have to be replaced by the DPL.

I think the reality of this situation is that a team would refuse to do the
work due to valid reasons. The easy ones I can imagine are the ones we've
heard already, such as "We don't have the people to do this" or "We don't
have enough time". 

Simply replacing teams in this sort of case would be foolhearty, as all
that is really required is someone to come along and do the work, at which
point they join the team and are responsible for what they've taken on. 

If the teams themselves can't or won't do the work for good reasons and no
one else is willing to do it as well, then the DPL can't force people to do
the work.

 - David Nusinow

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