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Re: salsa.debian.org: merge requests and such

Colin Watson writes ("Re: salsa.debian.org: merge requests and such"):
> Honestly, I think it's better for Debian as a whole that people should
> be able to do that kind of bulk cleanup with absolutely minimal
> friction,

I absolutely agree.

The disruption from this kind of thing is minimal, and clearly IMO
outweighs the benfit.

Ultimately whether to allow this is a matter for the maintainer but I
think maintainers shoudl be encouraged to allow it - even, to
encourage it.

And there should be clear guidance for other DDs on when and how to
exercise this authority.  That should include the level of confidence
that a DD should have before making such a commit; whether there
should be a `mass commit' d-devel review process; and whether such
changes should be accompanied by a changelog entry.


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