Policy changing procedures (was: Bug#375502: debian-policy must clarify how sub-policies should be managed)
can you please comment on that?
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> George Danchev writes ("Bug#375502: debian-policy must clarify how sub-policies should be managed"):
>> If there is no `official policy process' then what justifies the presence of
>> policy-process.sgml and /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/policy-process.*
>> respectively ?
> I assume this is an oversight.
Maybe we should file a bug that these files be removed.
> Frank Küster writes ("Official policy process (was: Bug#375502: debian-policy must clarify how sub-policies should be managed)"):
>> Is this really true? Then why hasn't the policy-process document been
>> deleted from the binary package? And why did we see people sending
>> "Seconded" messages to this list and counting seconds, without anybody
>> calling "Hey guys, this is useless"?
> I haven't seen this very much recently and many changes have gone into
> debian-policy which weren't done in this way.
I haven't closely followed all non-editorial changes. I remember that
Manoj did retitle some bugs, using some of the tags described in the
policy-process. There were also some changes that might have been
decided long ago. And as I said previously, people sent "seconded"
mails and counted seconders.
I simply don't know how policy changes are supposed to happen
currently. It would be nice if that could be clarified.
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