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Re: Bug#365010: Xserver G5 usb keyboard not loaded ...

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:47:33PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Sven Luther (sven.luther@wanadoo.fr) [060427 17:03]:
> > On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 04:52:09PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > > * Sven Luther (sven.luther@wanadoo.fr) [060427 15:05]:
> > > > Andreas, do you have an explanation of why d-i commit access was taken from
> > > > me, and why i find out only now as i was going to fix the issue ?
> > > 
> > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2006/03/msg01075.html sounds like
> > > you stepped back, and
> > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2006/03/msg00490.html confirms
> > > that.
> > 
> > I stepped back from d-i powerpc port maintainer, not as d-i contributor.
> I don't call myself authoritative what your other contributions to d-i

The maintainer is held responsible (and frans and joeyh have not stepped down
from reminding me of this in the past) of the build failure, while a
contributor is free commit fixes, without necessarily being the one to blame
for every problem of the port.

> include. It might be a good idea to clarify your status within the d-i
> team first, instead of telling all people that debian has stopped ppc
> support (which is just wrong, and is definitly neither the intention of
> the d-i team nor the release team).

Well, it is what i see. There is nothing to clarify on this point. They
removed me to get ride of me, and despite Colin's help, they don't really have
someone to make the real work.

This is actually the real problem of the d-i team, they lack manpower to
properly care about d-i as it deserves, and this makes them irritable.

> > Also, i don't believe there is any justification for taking away svn commit
> > access except when there was a clear misuse of it being made.
> Actually, I think revoking svn commit access from people who stopped to
> work on d-i (or any project, that is not d-i specific) is ok. E.g. we
> also "revoke" upload privileges of people who don't do Debian work
> anymore. If that was a misunderstanding - please try to clarify it in
> private first (without the noise that this thread makes).

After having read the replies of both Joeyh and fjp, i don't believe it was a
misunderstanding, but a deliberate decision of the d-i team. If you read
something else out of it, i would be very interested in you interpretation of


Sven Luther

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