Re: [GR] DD should be allowed to perform binary-only uploads
On Fri, Feb 09, 2007, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> > But since this GR is about revoking some ftpmasters rights which
> > should be exercized with judgment,
> I think you got it backwards, it seems to me to be about reinstating
> some developers' rights.
I am not sure you got my last two arguments, or you're distorting them
here: I'm not discussing the current or best upload rights, I would
certainly prefer it if everybody could upload arm binaries; what I'm
pointing at is that this GR might completely revoke any right of the
ftpmasters to block some uploads (for example by a particular person or
at a particular time). I am not sure removing all these rights was the
point of the GR.
I'm not even sure global revoking of uploads rights doesn't make
sense in some occasions; for example imagine the ftpmasters want to
reject all uploads during a major upgrade of dak, or when moving the
archive's master, would they still be able to do so after this GR? I
would prefer the current wording to be changed if allowing such uses of
ftpmasters' rights is desired.
I am sure you did witness the ftp upload queue has been shutdown
completely at multiple times and for various occasions.
> > it sounds pointless to discuss what rights remain to them.
> I could not agree more: discussion has shown to be pointless indeed,
> hence the GR. Or so I guess.
So, a pointless discussion in response to a pointless discussion? An
eye for an eye...
Loïc Minier <email@example.com>