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Re: GR proposal: mandating VcsGit and VcsBrowser for all packages, using the "gbp patches unapplied" layout, and maybe also mandating hosted on Salsa

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 09:01:34PM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jul 2019, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> > > so, why isn't it enough to recommend those things?
> > 
> > Because you are not the only developer in the whole world?
> > And when you disappear or just don’t have a time and somebody
> > else needs to fix your packages, then it’s a heap of unnecessary
> > trouble to go through because of someones “personal” preferences.
> Sorry, I spent about 15 years packaging TeX and friends - and I spend
> most of my Debian time with that.
> Do you ask me to increase my work load to at least 300% only because of some
> standardization procedure for the minuscule chance that I am suddenly
> abducted by aliens? (Or, heretic voice, maybe because it is easier to
> throw people out when everything is standardized?)

Norbert, it's not the first time in recent emails that you insinuate,
semi-jokingly, that Debian might "throw people out" for whatever reasons
you like to think. I just wanted to point out here that this is not
true in Debian. And I do this because I don't want people to feel
themselves discouraged of speaking out in the project.

That exhausting process has hurt everybody involved, and has finished
with appologies from both sides after so much pain. And I just can't
believe that we didn't learn anything from it after all.



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