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Re: Do not use control@b.d.o for bug ping-pong

* Jari Aalto (jari.aalto@cante.net) [061216 10:23]:
> Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> writes:
> > On Fri, 15 Dec 2006, Marc Haber wrote:
> >> But I feel that it is _wrong_ to close wishlist bugs like that. It
> >> is ok to tag them wontfix or help, or even usertag them send-patch,
> >> but closing them immediately doesn't help anybody but statistics.
> >
> > I personally don't close bugs capriciously either,[1] but it is the
> > maintainer's right to do so. [I don't think there's much that can be
> > done if a maintainer wants to be an ass short of hijacking their
> > packages... thankfully, that's a course of action which I don't have
> > to contemplate.]
> Just theoretically, if such "an ass" maintainer exists or the behavior
> can be demonstrated, wouldn't it be much better if some other
> maintainer took over his work (hijacking the packages).
> Isn't the goal to help Debian project much more important that
> individual goals; that someone may misuse their position.
> IS there a comiittee that can intervene or mediate in this matter if a
> hijack seems justified?

The tech ctte can decide about who should be a maintainer for a package
- but this probably would be only a very-last solution, one I hope will
never occur.


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