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Re: Bits from the DPL: DSA and buildds and DAM, oh my!

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> If they don't do it, and it's important, someone else will. Cf the
> security team versus testing security support, backports or [...]

That's fine if "they" don't do it.  I think the problem is when
they're doing it and make a mistake which they won't fix: how can
anyone else fix it without some pretty ugly forking/competition?

I think we do need basic support from core infrastructure teams.

> You can reasonably expect them to do what they've said they will, or
> what the role obviously entails. You can also expect that every now
> and then you'll be disappointed and that won't be achieved, and that
> the only things you can really do about that is not worry about it and
> hope it's better next time, work out how to do it yourself, or figure
> out some way of helping them out.

Not worrying about it isn't always a useful option; if it requires
special permissions which only the person not fixing it can grant, you
can't do it yourself; and if you try to help them (sending patches and
so on), they may ignore the attempt.

In other words, does the above combined with a DPL who won't appoint
new people to underperforming teams mean: you're blocked; enjoy the
free parking?

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