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Re: Bug#908155: Coordination with upstream developers not universally applied

On Fri, 2018-09-07 at 18:42 +0200, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Short answer (slightly drunk and short on time), more later:
> On Fri, 7 Sep 2018, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > In some packages this will not be possible at least for some bug
> > reports.  You've seen the poor quality and hard-to-follow-up bug
> […]
> Yes, but that does not mean we should make it permitted by the rules
> to slack in that “duty”.

An arguably small point, but the Developer's Reference is explicitly
*not* "the rules".

Its own scope statement makes this clear:

Furthermore, this document is not an expression of formal policy. It
contains documentation for the Debian system and generally agreed-upon
best practices. Thus, it is not what is called a ``normative''



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