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Bug#548867: Proposed patch to update Debian Developer's Duties chapter



Hi,

On Sun, 13 Mar 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> But in anycase, I do not think that statement like 
> <<
> As a package maintainer, you're supposed to fulfill the Debian
> Social Contract by providing high-quality packages that are well integrated
> in the system and that adhere to the Debian Policy.
> >>
> belong to devref. 

This is a bit out-of-context, this sentence is an introduction to the
section where I have grouped all the high-level duties related to package
maintenance:
- Work towards the next stable release
- Maintain packages in stable
- Manage RC bugs
- Coordinate with upstream

Dropping it entirely means we have no introduction anymore. What's the
part that bothers you? Is it the reference to the social contract?

If yes, we could do without it and keep:
| As a package maintainer, you're supposed to provide high-quality
| packages that are well integrated in the system and that adhere to the
| Debian Policy.

But no introduction at all would be bad IMO. We need a quick recap of the
high-level goal and then the next sections drill down into some of the
specifics of the high-level goal.

Cheers,
-- 
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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