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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:22:48PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> No, the project DID NOT decide it, the release team did, and the
>> project has to accept it; there's a lot of difference.
> No, the Release Team proposed a plan. The project is free to accept or  
> refuse the plan. Of course refusing the plan will have its consequences  
> within the Release Team as well as within the project.

My legal teacher once said (in German): "If you have a cow, it doesn't
matter whether or how often you write 'horse' on it, it will stay a
cow."   The Release Team didn't propose a plan. It announced a
decision to the press.

> The main advantage of a time based freeze would be that developers have  
> a clear idea about when the cutoff is for new features and when the  
> period of stabilising to a release starts. This should give developers a  
>  better chance to plan and more responsibility in how they want to  
> support their packages.

As a developer, I felt myself well-informed by the release time about
freeze and release time plans in the past. No need to change anything here.

> The announcement was made to be sure that press coverage would not  
> differ from the actual message and confuse people.

The actual message was "this is how we're going to do things in the
future and no discussion about this is wanted".


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