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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Debian developers aren't trusted

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 10:15:51AM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > Considering any DD has the ability to introduce any kind of malware
> > and/or kill (almost) any debian.org server, yes, a little bit of trust
> > would be a minimum.
> There are different levels of trusting. One can think that no DD
> would introduce malware in the archive and anyway could think also that some 
> developers are not good for certain tasks because of attitude/lack of 
> skills/lack of time/whatever.

Or simply because they don't accept/respect/understand the goals other
people are trying to achieve.

There's no need for everyone to do that for all goals Debian developers
have, but if you're going to do things that interfere with others' goals
for the distro, you do have to take some care. If you're not willing to
take that degree of care, or find some way of achieving your goals that
doesn't affect other folks work, you'll find you won't be trusted. That
shouldn't be surprising.

And yes, sometimes it might be better to accept that what you want to do
interfers with other people's directions and do it anyway. But it's not
fair or reasonable to expect other people to like it, or not to rethink
how they work with you.


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