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Re: /usr/share/doc (was Re: weekly policy summary)

>>"Chris" == Chris Waters <xtifr@dsp.net> writes:

 Chris> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
 >> Please hold off that for a week or so. There are
 >> constitutional methods for getting contentious stuff into the plicy
 >> document, and this seems like an ideal scenario for one of them.

 Chris> It may be too late.  We *NEED* consensus on this sort of thing:

        No, we do not need a consensus. The DPL can still mandate a
  solution by fiat, thank god. 

 Chris>   Wonko is compliant with policy version; the
 Chris>   requirement for a symlink did not appear until
 Chris>   This is not a bug.  The requirement for a symlink is
 Chris>   guaranteed (by policy) to be revoked in a future version of
 Chris>   policy, and Wonko will stick with until then.

        Until the policy document come out (and it may be years before
 that happens, the package is indeed in violation of policy. 

 Chris>   I see no reason to waste my time creating this symlink only
 Chris>   to remove it again later.  When policy 4.x comes out, I may
 Chris>   be able to change the standards version without changing
 Chris>   anything else.

        This would not be ruled acceptable. 

 Chris> Now that the cat's out of the bag, the *only* sane approach is

        This was never meant to be a deep dartk secret. 

 Chris> to find a compromise that people are *willing* to accept.

        Rubbish. Techical solutions are not a matter of voting. Two
 legislations in the US states almost decided that the value of Pi be
 3.14, exactly. Popular vote does not make for a correct solution. 

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 Teaching, happy is the concord of the Sangha, happy the training of
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