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

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 03:30:50PM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

>> 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".

Sorry, I don't understand the above sentence.  Do you mean that it is
impossible to come to a consensus when one maintainer of a relevant
package disagrees?  I can understand that claim, but it doesn't seem
to be the same as the sentence above.

>                      We have a constitution to *prevent* such decisions
> being made by a tyranny of the majority of the minority.

Thanks, that perhaps suggests a method for resolving this.  Could you
point to the section of the constitution you are referring to?

> NMUs are *not* a tool for forcing a maintainer to accept a technical outcome
> he disagrees with.

Sure.  To be clear, I should say that I am not advocating that anyone
NMU the node or nodejs package.  What I meant (and I could easily be
wrong) is that when the maintainer of a package is not working on an
important bug and has not given any reason, Debian does not need to be
held hostage by that.


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