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Re: unauthorized upload of xfree86 4.3.0-1 to unstable

On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 10:30:05AM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Branden Robinson [Thu, Feb 05 2004, 12:07:49AM]:
> > > me) that can justify a such delay. Damn, I would be happy if I could
> > > tell everyone who asks me why we don't have X 4.3 in Sid: this is broken
> > > and this is broken, this would ruine most people's day. But having only
> > > explanations like "something on Arch foo with driver bar makes
> > > application xyz crash" or we wait for gods to send us an idea how to
> > > change the char X in patch Y which we have here just for fun anyway (and
> > > maybe 0.0001% of users really care about), or such things... No, I won't
> > > use the right words here because someone would begin another crusade
> > > against me immediately.
> > 
> > Hmm, okay.  So if there were no "real reasons" for the upload to be
> > delayed any longer, why didn't *you* do it?
> Because I would stir up a hornet's nest, as seen on the example of
> Daniel's 4.3.0 upload.

By your logic, such a hornet's nest would be unwarranted and not to be
expected if we had a project-wide policy of allowing anyone to upload
any package they wanted without following the NMU policy, if they felt
it had been waiting long enough.

Either respect the current policies, advocate their change, or have the
courage of your convictions and see where the chips fall.  If you're
sure you're right, then go ahead arrogate to yourself the power to
upload any package maintained by other developers at any time, and for
any reason you see fit.

G. Branden Robinson                |    America is at that awkward stage.
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    It's too late to work within the
branden@debian.org                 |    system, but too early to shoot the
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    bastards.           -- Claire Wolfe

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