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Bug#609885: Forwarding bugs upstream

Package: debbugs
Severity: wishlist
Tags: help

On Thu, 13 Jan 2011, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Don Armstrong writes ("Re: Forwarding bugs upstream"):
> > I personally would love to see patches to the BTS to enable forwarding
> > these kinds of bug reports to upstreams more easily and integrate
> > everything tightly with the BTS. Unfortunately, I am perpetually short
> > of time to implement them myself, as excellent as I am certain they
> > would be.
> That would be a very nice feature for our BTS to have. BUT any such
> feature should only be enabled with respect to an upstream BTS after
> discussion with and approval from the relevant upstream.

Definitely. And I believe it shouldn't ever be used automatically; a
human should always glance at the report and say: "Yes, this needs to
be filed upstream, and isn't already filed there".

It's probably blocking on a useful exchange format, though.

> To all of us that would obviously have been a really bad idea. Let
> us be careful not to do to our upstreams what we don't want our
> downstreams to do to us.


Don Armstrong

Democracy is more dangerous than fire. Fire can't vote itself immune
to water.
 -- Michael Z. Williamson

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