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Re: dpkg semi-hijack - an announcement (also, triggers)

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 11:28:13AM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> With this message I am unilaterally declaring myself a maintainer of
> dpkg, and also declaring that Guillem is no longer a maintainer.

How can you possibly consider this justified, without even passing
through the TC?  I find your decision to do this in appallingly bad
taste.  If I could produce a ten page essay on why I would be a
superior maintainer for one of your packages could I simply hijack it?

> [4] Why not ask the Technical Committee to rule ?
> The TC has not shown great dynamism in recent months.  I have tried
> quite hard as a TC member to get various questions that were put to
> the TC decided, and the results have not been encouraging.
> In any case, asking the TC about this at this stage would probably
> take at least a month or more.  This would make it that much harder
> for other packages' maintainers to make good use of triggers in lenny.
> It would also allow Guillem to continue making his undesirable
> wholesale edits in the meantime.
> Finally, of course, I am on the Technical Committee.  For me to appeal
> this dispute to it in this way would seem too much like me using it as
> a personal bludgeon.

You want to talk about appearances.  It appears that you're acting as
inherently superior to another developer without involving the TC
because of the fact that you're already on it.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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