Re: Call for a new DPL mediation ... This will be the only thread i will reply to in the next time about this issue.
Matthew Garrett wrote:
No. A GR can override any decision made by the DPL, a delegate or the
technical committee. A GR can not override a decision made by an
individual developer or a team of developers.
A single developer can hardly hold back the will of the entire project.
If the d-i team takes action that the rest of the project does not agree
with then the project is perfectly capable of deciding that they are no
longer the d-i team. That is obviously not the case here but it doesn't
preclude the possibility.
I guess you could argue that svn.debian.org is adminned by a delegate of
the DPL, and a GR could force them to restore Sven's commit access. But
the d-i team could then move their svn archive somewhere else and refuse
to provide Sven with commit access.
I agree that Sven overstepped the limits of good taste in his list
conduct. I also see why Sven would snap a twig over #d-i killing the PPC
install. That is a pretty radical step.