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Re: Distributing software written by hostile upstream developers

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 09:47:10AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 10 2009, 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.
>> It could be controversial, which is why I'm bringing this up now
>> rather than via an argument after-the-fact...
>        I would like to see more on how the ftpmasters (a small group of
> overworked people already tasked with too much) will be able to
> determine that there is a strong set of opinions that we do not want it
> (as opposed to a small vocal minority that vehemently opposes
> something -- we have had people violently opposed to things like HAL
> and udev)?
>        Before we chose to override a  DD's decision about their own
> package, there ought to be an objective criteria for that override, in
> my opinion.

Sure, that sounds reasonable. What would you suggest as objective

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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