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

Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 12:53:40PM +0100, Joey Schulze wrote:
> > 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*.
> And tell me please, how will maintaining a fork in any way help solve the
> social issue ? It will only make it worse, especially once i will ask that it
> is my version of the powerpc installer which will be included in the released
> material.

I haven't said that a fork will help the social problem you and Frans have.

All I have said is that it's your right to create a fork and that it's
a privilege when the d-i maintainers grant you direct commit access.

> This is a mess, and issues are not as black and white as many want to make it.

Fully agreed.

> And sorry, but this has been going on since over 6 months, why all those
> screaming on me to stop, don't invest even a part of that energy and tell the
> frans and co that they should maybe rethink their position ? 

Because this sucks and you *are* annoying everybody else because you
don't want to accept that a privilege that was once granted to you is
not granted to you anymore.

It's sad that the main or one of the most important powerpc porters in
Debian and the installer is not able to commit to the d-i repository
directly, but if the maintainers of d-i believe it should be that way,
then so be it.

> Just wanting to shut me up is not going to help there. 

Apparently.  However, sadly, if you just would do it, it would help a



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