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Bug#908155: Coordination with upstream developers not universally applied

On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 02:14:15PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst writes ("Bug#908155: Coordination with upstream developers not universally applied"):
> > To me, the core message of the current text is that you should ensure
> > that bug reports which are not Debian-specific end up with upstream,
> > *somehow*, whether by the maintainers forwarding it to upstream
> > themselves or by them asking the reporter to do so. Your proposed new
> > text weakens that, and I think that's not a good idea.
> How about this
>    These bug reports should be forwarded to the upstream developers so
>    that they can be fixed in a future upstream release.  Usually it is
>    best if you can do this, but alternatively, you may ask the bug
>    submitter to do it.

I think that's better, yes.

It doesn't incorporate my other suggestion about bts-link, though. How about this:

   In cases where a bug report is forwarded upstream, it may be helpful
   to remember that the bts-link service can help with synchronizing
   states between the upstream bug tracker and the Debian one.


Could you people please use IRC like normal people?!?

  -- Amaya Rodrigo Sastre, trying to quiet down the buzz in the DebConf 2008

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