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Re: Policy 3.8.3 release

"Giacomo A. Catenazzi" <cate@debian.org> writes:

> Ah ;-) I never seconded proposal, because I was thinking that only
> policy delegate could vote.
> So now I don't understand what are the task of policy delegates.

The special tasks of Policy delegates are:

* Commit access to the Git repository and uploads of the debian-policy
  package itself, which makes them responsible for debian-policy as a
  package in Debian and for making final decisions about when a new
  version is released and what bits go into it.

* Rejecting proposals.  Anyone can argue against a proposal, but the way
  I'd been thinking of it, only Policy delegates can formally reject it.

* Counting seconds and weighing objections to proposals to determine
  whether the proposal has sufficient support to be included.

Everything else can be done by anyone / any DD (depending on the outcome
of the discussion about seconding).  We explicitly want any Debian DD to
review and second or object to proposals.  The more participation, the

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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