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Re: LTS, no-dsa reasoning and sponsored packages

Am 08.04.19 um 21:51 schrieb Salvatore Bonaccorso:
> Hi LTS contributors,
> Recently I noticed that for a no-dsa (either for no-dsa or the
> stronger ignored) as explanation was started to be used e.g. "not used
> by any sponsor".
> If LTS is meant as Debian project, then I would suggest not to start
> to use those formulations, which I think are fine for ELTS, which is a
> dedicated project not on Debian directly. Saying something is not DSA
> worthy or is going to be ignored, because it's not used by a LTS
> sponsor will give a signal to others that indeed, Debian LTS is not a
> generic Debian project.

"Not used by any sponsor" is often used internally in commit messages as
an additional comment, reason and clarification why a certain issue is
marked no-dsa or ignored, mostly intended for those people who work on
LTS. Of course we always take into consideration how useful a fix is and
on what we should spend our time on. This should come to no surprise to
everyone who followed LTS in the past. Debian LTS is only possible
because of this sponsorship and of course it is part of Debian.

> Just stick to "Minor issue" in such cases if something is not DSA
> worthy because the issue is minor, but do not make it depdendent on if
> a paying LTS sponsor is using it or not.

If you prefer "Minor issue" without further additional comments, we can
certainly do that.



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