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Re: The role of the DPL in technical decisions

David Schmitt <david@schmitt.edv-bus.at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 13:52, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Put simply, the constitution says that the DPL can't make technical
>> decisions that overrule other people. I agree with the constitution.
>> However, I will work to ensure that it's possible for people to find out
>> /why/ NEW is processed the way it is. Teams have the authority to make
>> technical decisions - they should be willing to justify them to the rest
>> of the project.
> The difference between debian-kernel, debian-release and debian-x vs. 
> debian-ftpmaster and debian-buildd is not technical.

No, but that wasn't the question being asked. It's unreasonable for the
DPL to ask the ftp-masters to change the way they process NEW, which is
what Sven appeared to be asking for. It's reasonable for the DPL to ask
the ftp-masters to justify the way they process NEW, which would allow
the developers to discuss the technical issues involved and try to find
a better way of approaching the problem. 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.vote@srcf.ucam.org

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