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Re: package ownership in Debian

On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 16:16:53 +0000, Gustavo Franco <gustavorfranco@gmail.com> said: 

> On 7/29/06, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 02:49:34AM +0000, Gustavo Franco wrote:
>> > Hello, i thought Debian project was a big team. If people here
>> > don't want to work in a team, we're going nowhere.
>> Two words for you: Fred Brooks.

> More two for you: Be polite.

        What is so impolite in pointing you to an excellent reference,
 and gently reminding you that increasing team size (to, say, the
 number of Debian contributors)  is detrimental to product quality and
 ability to deliver on time?

>> > I think that force is the wrong term, we should encourage and in
>> > some cases require to avoid single point of failure, IMHO.
>> "require" and "force" certainly seem like the same term to me.

> "in some cases" and "in all cases" are different terms to me.

        So we only force people to be on a team "in some critical
 cases"? Still sounds like a bad idea to me.

>> When you work out how to channel-bond human-to-human
>> communications, we'll talk.  Until then, please fix actual problems
>> instead of making broad statements with no actual benefit.

> Great comment to do for somebody writing "IMHO", "I think" and stuff
> like that.

        First you chastize me for not speaking for myself, and then
 when someone does, you yell at them for doing so.

        Wonderful consistency :)

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