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Re: For those who care about their packages in Ubuntu

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 07:01:42PM +0100, David Weinehall wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 09:25:40AM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> [snip]
> > There will always be differing personal preferences, but in spite of these,
> > there are times when an organization needs to take an official position on
> > behalf of its members, even if they don't all agree, so that other
> > organizations can respond to it with confidence.  If a consensus can't be
> > reached informally, that's what I think we will need.
> Why would Debian need to take an official position on behalf of its
> members?  Yes, I can see that it would be in Ubuntu's best interest
> for Debian to do so, but since it's obvious from this discussion that
> different Debian developers have different opinions on this issue,
> it's clearly not in Debian's best interest.

In my opinion, it's much more practical and reasonable for there to be an
agreement on consistent treatment of all packages, than for each Debian
derivative to try to please individual maintainers with differing tastes on
this subject.

 - mdz

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