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Re: Patch Tagging Guidelines: DEP-3 moved to ACCEPTED status

Le Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 09:12:16AM +0000, Lars Wirzenius a écrit :
> You're not the DEP5 driver

Hi Lars and everybody,

I am driving this DEP and re-listed myself at a driver to mark that fact.

To summarise:

 - The original idea, from Sam Hocevar, was posted on this list on August 4,

 - A draft was written collaboratively on the wiki until March 2009, in
   which I had my share of contributions.

 - I do not remember who was the first to suggest to make a DEP out of it, but
   please note revision 294: I am the one to propose it in the wiki page.

 - The DEP was started in private, motivated in part by Ubuntu's agenda.  It
   was a terrible mistake for me to accept this, as it resulting in purging
   and demotivating most of the original contributors.  Nevertheless, I did
   a large—or perhaps the largest—share of that work in that phase.

 - The DEP continued in public, and the only moment where I gave up driving
   this project was when you stepped in.  It made tremendous progresses under
   your direction; unfortunately you stepped down in the last mile.  I dare saying
   that I contributed a lot.  Among other things did the conversion to DocBook
   which has let the DEP enter in the debian-policy package, and made sure that
   the DEP's license short names are compatible with SPDX.

 - In a further phase, I organised the work through the BTS.  Consensus
   was reached and the DEP was updated accordingly.  I also coordinated
   the publication of the DEP on www.debian.org.  At the next upload
   of the debian-policy package, the DEP will be on line at its canonical
   URL:  http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/

 - In this final phase, I am making sure that there is no objection anymore to
   the release.  And I will not let the momentum slip for one more year.

More importantly than the procedural details: I have followed the work
from its beginning, made sure that no contribution was ignored, and that
most questions were answered.  To the best of my free time, I made sure
that past discussions were not forgotten and taken into account when
the same questions were asked over and over the years.

This is what I expect from a driver: being the memory of the project, keeping
momentum, and making consensus on the final document.  I am driving this DEP.
One can argue forever on this, but please let me suggest that the best way
to close the debate is to finish that work.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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