Re: Forwarding bugs upstream
On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:56:56 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I think it is always reasonable for the maintainer to forward the bug
> But what I think is bad is _demanding_ or _requiring_ the maintainer to
> forward the bug upstream. If they don't want to do that for whatever
> reason then asking the submitter to do so is IMO perfectly acceptable.
We can't demand or require anyone to do anything. Yet we expect
maintainers to answer bug reports, provide packages, etc. The fact that
you can't force anyone to do anything doesn't mean you can't say that
some behavior is preferred or considered best practice.