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Re: Node.js and it's future in debian

On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 03:30:50PM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> > I was talking about a consensus among the maintainers of the affected
> > packages.  Even if all but the maintainers of one of the affected
> > packages would agree to a solution, there would be no way to implement
> > this solution without asking the tech-ctte or (what would be not
> > appropriate for this) a GR.

> Wait, really?  What happened to respect by maintainers for the
> project?

"The project" is not "a set of random maintainers who have a filename
conflict with you".  We have a constitution to *prevent* such decisions
being made by a tyranny of the majority of the minority.

>  What happened to NMUs when a maintainer is stalling work?

NMUs are *not* a tool for forcing a maintainer to accept a technical outcome
he disagrees with.  It's demotivating enough to be overridden, without it
coming in the form of a fellow developer taking matters into his own hands.

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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