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Re: Distributing software written by hostile upstream developers

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 03:07:47PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009, Matthew Johnson wrote:
> > On Thu Sep 10 12:53, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > > Well, what happens if somebody wants to maintain software where there
> > > is a strong set of opinion that we don't want it? In this case, I'd
> > > like to delegate the power to the ftpmasters to say so and reject from
> > > NEW etc. If we have a clear consensus that that would be OK then fine;
> > > otherwise I'd like to run this through the GR process to make sure the
> > > project as a whole agrees.

> > Isn't that a TC job? overruling developers?

> The CTTE cannot overrule non-technical decisions of developers.
> [§6.1.4 only applies to technical decisions.]

> I suppose the project leader/ftpmasters could delegate this to the
> CTTE under §5.1.4 and the CTTE could make a decision under §6.1.3, but
> I'm not sure how that would interoperate with §6.1.4. Presumably the
> project leader has the authority to override non-technical decisions
> that affect the project under §5.1.4.

6.1.2 gives the TC the power to decide who is the maintainer of a package. 
By deciding that the ftp-master is the maintainer of the package, the
ftp-master would have the authority to decide the package should be removed
from the archive... :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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