Re: Honesty in Debian (was Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract
Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> [...]
> Anyway, there are *still* packages which fail to list the licenses for
> some of their files (beyond even /usr/share/doc/*/copyright) in
> Emacs21 is the classic example; but since its maintainers clearly don't
> give a damn about the Social Contract *or* Policy, I guess it's a poor
If you have not perfected telepathy, you can't tell for sure what
its maintainers do or don't give a damn about, so please don't
make such wild claims.
I'm not 100% sure, but a message about bug disputes to -devel
on Mon, 4 Apr 2005 01:09:56 -0700 from Don Armstrong said:
If you're sure that the bug should actually be upgraded,
then discuss it on -devel, and get rough consensus, which
should then convince the maintainer. If not, proceed to the
ctte or similar as a last resort.
I guess getting consensus from -devel about FDL won't happen any
time soon, and the bug looks the right severity anyway, but maybe
-release would lend a hand about maintainers denying an RC bug.
Keep raising it higher until it is fixed well (maybe send a
patch), or you don't think it's worth chasing any more (but I
believe you are tenacious), or you are told definitively that
your head is on backwards (and I believe you are humble enough
to admit mistakes).
-project is for "non-technical topics". Raising an emacs21 bug
here will probably not help fix it. If you want to use it as
an example, just mention http://bugs.debian.org/207932 and let
people draw their own conclusions about its maintainer and the
other "let all unmodifiables into main" campaigners there.
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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