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Re: Thoughts on Debian quality, including automated testing

On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 05:32:21PM +0100, Thomas Hood wrote:
> This is not a fair characterization of what the introduction of
> a two-maintainer rule would be doing.  No one should be insulted
> by general rule changes designed to make Debian work better.

I think a two-maintainer rule is a bit artificial and perhaps the wrong
solution. Taking a cue from teams that work well in Debian (Gnome, d-i, 
etc) indicates that somewhat larger teams with a common goal and a fairly
large set of packages under their umbrella will work in practice. This
provides the opportunity for autonomy (someone can take ownership of a
package within the team) but also a cohesiveness and a known set of people
to turn to when you're in need.

It's pretty simple to found such a team too. All it takes is some
interested people and an alioth project.

 - David Nusinow

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