Re: Bug#701081: debian-policy: mandate an encoding for filenames in binary packages
On 24-03-13 12:01, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Given that this bug report asks for a policy about the encoding of filenames,
> doing nothing is equivalent to reject it. I therefore propose one more round
> of concertation, and if it is not conclusive, I will tag this bug wontfix and
> close it (we have 185 other bugs in the queue).
I think that is a bad idea. Sometimes the right way forward is not
immediately apparent, and giving the problem its due time will cause the
solution to become obvious.
The fact that we don't have a solution (yet) doesn't mean we don't want
a solution, nor does it mean we should give up. "wontfix" is for things
that the maintainer disagrees is a problem; surely you don't think that
is the right attitude here.
While I can understand your desire to limit the number of open requests
to the policy group, and even share it to some extent, I don't think you
should close bugs just because immediate discussion doesn't find a solution.
Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy
requires you to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once,
add a voucher, and save on postage.