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Re: BoF: Supporting 15,000 packages - How much support do we mean?

On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 11:51:38PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> There were some discussions on -private (and possibly here?) earlier in
> the year about quality vs quantity of packages.

> It should be clear to most developers that our many packages are not all
> equal in quality; nor are all maintainers. Not everyone is aware that
> packages in a stable release may have serious known bugs - even security
> bugs - that won't get fixed because of overstretched or MIA developers,
> or lack of upstream support.

What evidence do you have that serious security bugs "won't get fixed" in a
stable release because of MIA developers?  AFAIK, the burden of providing
security updates largely falls on the shoulders of the security team, even
in many cases where the maintainers are not MIA.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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