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cupsddk - stolen WNPP - policy violation


I am concerned about 'cupsddk' which recently passed NEW. On 25th of march I contacted pkg-cups for joining the team and working on cupsddk [1] since I am about to repackage 'splix' (a driver for samsung laser printers). Martin Pitt did not accept my request for NO reason and told me to work together with the Ubuntumaintainer of the package. Since Till Kamppeter did not respond and since his Ubuntu package was more like a hack than a debian-like package as far as quality and policy is concerned, I started to work on the package.

Now, I was just about to upload it to mentors but then realized that it has been uploaded to sid already.

Not just that the uploader/sponsor (probably Mark Purcell) turned a blind eye to the WNPP and _my_ response that I'll take it *[2]* ... the package also violates debian policy as far as the copyright file is concerned (which is a RC-bug which I am going to file soon).

And even not to mention that it is mainly the Ubuntu package which is rather crappy as far as 'packaging style' is concerned.

But - back to the actual topic:
Is this common sense in debian? Not respecting responses to WNPP's and even ignoring volunteers work? I am gutted!

*[1]* - http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-cups-devel/2008-March/005113.html
*[2]* - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=468911


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