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Re: Developer Status

On Thu, Oct 23 2008, Pierre Habouzit wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 01:28:44PM +0000, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23 2008, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
>> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:10:29PM +0000, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> >> This was initially written by me, then discussed within DAM (so take
>> >> us two for we)  and then discussed with DSA, FTPMaster,
>> >> Keyring-Maint, Secretary, FrontDesk and the DPL.
>> >
>> > Could those poeple please comment on their motivations and why they
>> > think this proposal is a good idea please ?
>>         Can you comment on your motivations, please?
> Huh, I'd like to understand why all these people in Cc: have thought
> such a "policy" was so important it couldn't go through the usual Debian
> way of consensus, and was it looks like it's imposed to us without prior
> discussion. I assume it's because there is a very good reason to that,
> and I'm seeking it, so that I can judge the proposal on its (hidden to
> me right now) merits.

        I did not think that polishing a plan, making sure it would
 work, and getting buy in from people whose work it might impact in any
 way precludes it from consensus building.

        I hate half baked proposals thrown over the wall for the general
 public to chew on. A well detailed, thought out, workable plan is to be
 preferred in every  way to half baked ideas, so I helped "bake" it.

        How it goes from here is up to the proposer.

Always leave room to add an explanation if it doesn't work out.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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