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Re: RFC: DEP-3: Patch Tagging Guidelines

On 19/06/09 at 11:14 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le vendredi 19 juin 2009 à 11:03 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit :
> > > I did not contact them yet. I expect that they will follow the outcome of
> > > this DEP otherwise they would have to patch lintian to support the
> > > differing field and it seems counter-productive.
> > 
> > That sounds like a pretty bad way to force them to make changes to an
> > existing policy.
> It is just normal that such things happen given how the development
> process of Ubuntu works.
> When upstream implements something for which I have already a patch but
> in a different way, I’m not going to complain to them if I have not
> bothered earlier to forward my patch and discuss it with them so that it
> is integrated. The same reasoning applies here.

I agree that it was a bad thing that Ubuntu developers developed that
policy without discussing it with Debian, or even mentionning it to
Debian. That's not a reason for us to behave equally badly.
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