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Re: Need for launchpad

On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 12:06:29PM +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > I can give a couple of examples; one is way back when, before I took
> > over the maintenance of the e2fsprogs package, and was merely the
> > upstream author.  The then maintainer of e2fsprogs attempted to add
> > support for filesystems > 2GB, but botched the job, and the result was
> > people with filesystems > 2GB would in some circumstances, get their
> > filesystems trashed.  Of course, those people complained directly to
> > me, and the reputation of e2fsprogs took a hit as a result.  I was
> > pissed, but I was informed there was nothing I could do; the
> > maintainer of the package can do whatever they want, upstream wishes
> > be d*mned, unless you try to go through a rather painful appeal
> > process via a then-relatively inactive technical committeee.
> If it lured you into becoming a DD we should mess up more upstream code :-)

So obviously by that logic Ubuntu is doing the right thing by luring
all Debian developers to become Ubuntu in order to protect their
reputation?  :-)

						- Ted

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