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Re: Bugs in Backported Packages

On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 05:13:14PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > > Backports has now been declared "officially" supported by the project
> > > as a whole.  That made it the collective responsibility of all
> > > Debian Developers whether or not individuals in particular like it or
> > > not.

> > False.

> So you're saying that a move to debian.org actually does not make it
> officially part of Debian (even though a lot of blogs are claiming just
> that)? If that's the case then I agree that there is no collective
> responsibility. That's good since it eliminates what was going to be a
> significant additional burden for the security team.

No, I'm saying that being "officially part of Debian" does not make it
"officially supported by the project as a whole" or "the cllective
responsibility of all Debian Developers".

> What would be required to finally declare it "officially" supported?  A
> vote?

That would be far preferable to having people declaring randomly on mailing
lists that backports are now "our collective responsibility".

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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