Re: Debian and FHS
>>"Juergen" == Juergen A Erhard <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> "Manoj" == Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>> "Steve" == Steve Robbins <email@example.com> writes:
Steve> Thanks. I wasn't sure whether the general public could make proposals.
Manoj> Actually, formal proposals still have to be made by
Manoj> a developer: since the proposer is also a second. But you
Manoj> can make suggestions, and just convince developers to take
Manoj> it to the next stage.
Juergen> I'd say (and I took it that way when I proposed 44922), that
Juergen> anyone can make a (formal) proposal. *If* the proposer is
Juergen> not a maintainer, it needs one second more than when the
Juergen> proposer *is* a maintainer.
I guess we goofed. From this point on, I'll try to be more
careful about checking peoples names against the ldap database.
Manoj> Umm, we like to keep things informal around
Manoj> here. So that document kinda reflects the way things are
Manoj> done, without having the weight of policy.
Juergen> How can we make *formal* proposals based on an *informal* document?
Juergen> This does not quite compute, sorry.
Uhh? I think we could have formal proposals based on
``customary practice'', so I fail to see why we need something that
has more weight than
Manoj> I think the intent was that only Debian developers
Manoj> make formal proposals and second the proposal; and only
Manoj> developers can offer formal objections to it.
Juergen> I don't know what your intent was (and if you just "think the intent
Juergen> was", it seems you don't know either ;-)
That is a figure of speech. I didn't want to appear to be
laying down he law, but I definitely do know the intent of the author
of the proposal.
Juergen> But I think the intent of a (formal or informal) proposal process
Juergen> should be to gather as many good ideas as possible.
Yup. That's why this is an open list.
Juergen> Sorry, but I do (and no-one complained about 44922... not even you
Do you want me to go back and nyullify that proposal? ;-) That is
easily done, you know.
As such, I say a mistake was made, and I'll try and see of I
can automate the checking of peoples names in the lpad database.
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dwells in the cavern of the heart. Those who keep it under control
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