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Re: [Pkg-cups-devel] cupsddk - stolen WNPP - policy violation

> Patrick Ringl [2008-04-21  3:46 +0200]:
> > 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.


Maintenance of cupsddk is open for team contributions, please pass any changes 
you have to the mailing list cupsddk@packages.debian.org and we will 
incorporate them.


We also need cupsddk to fix some release critical bugs in hplip, which is why 
we have packaged it.  We work with Till in the hplip team as well and he has 
commit access, so it seemed like the next most sensible place.  


You didn't change the RFP to an ITP and the WNPP is full of people who haven't 
issued an ITP and say they will but then never do anything.  Policy states 
you should change the WNPP bug to ITP, which you didn't, so there has been no 
policy violation.  But you are free to assist with the package in what ever 
way you can.  All contributions are welcome.

cupsddk has been uploaded to NEW twice and updates since, so you could of said 
anything at any time.  There have also been some bug reports, so please 
forward any comments you have on the copyright file etc...

Perhaps in the longer term we could consolidate in a debian printing team,  
http://lists.debian.org/debian-printing/ but given the amount of work 
(outstanding BTS) each team has any contributions are welcome.


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