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Re: Open Letter to Anthony Towns about the d-i mediation ...

Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 12:01:14PM +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > On 10830 March 1977, Sven Luther wrote:
> > 
> > >> And thats the point you get wrong. No, you dont "have a right to have
> > >> svn access". You have the right to fork d-i and run your own, but no
> > >> right to demand you get access to anything anywhere.
> > > Why don't have i a right to get access ? I am a DD as much as anyone, i do
> > 
> > Whatever you are or have done (or anyone else), that makes no "right" to
> > get access. It makes it possible to get it, but never ever a right.
> Well, i disagree with that. 

Fine.  Could this discussion then *please* take an end?  It won't help.

> Well, i disagree with that. Or rather, let's take it the other way around, i
> believe that the d-i folk have no right to withdraw the svn commit access.

You could say, that by maintaining the repository they have the
privilege to grant commit access and to deny commit access to whoever
they consider, but that wouldn't make a difference, would it?

> > That doesnt even attach only to you. Thats for everyone out there, as
> > long as its not within a business and you are the boss...
> Yeah, it is a more profund question, of who the debian infrastructure belongs
> to. Does it belong to a small elite, or do it belong to the debian community
> as a whole.

The d-i repository is not the infrastructure, it is a project upon the

You are free to use the infrastructure in the same way and start
svenl-d-i as several people have pointed out already.  To start this
project is a *right* you have.  To have commit access to the existing
d-i project or the potentially existing svenl-d-i project is a
*privilege*.  Please accept this *fact*.

> But rejecting someone or someone's work based on social conflit, to the

Didn't you say that your last 20 or so patches to d-i were accepted?
How is this rejecting someone's work?

For what it's worth, every maintainer of a Free Software project has
the right to review and accept or reject any contribution.  If you
don't like this, start a fork in which you accept all contributions.
This is a right granted by the Free Software license.



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