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Re: Question to Stefano, Steve and Luk about the organisation into packaging teams.

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:28:56AM +0100, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> > > Well, because it is in line with the questions which they have been
> > > asked and its both a good chance to see weither they stand on a similar point
> > > as I do and to see weither anyone is interested in the idea
> > > at all. Surely I intend to propose it to the larger body once its more then
> > > a rough idea.

> > I expressly refrained to answer your mail because it targetted the DPL
> > candidate but IMO it's one those "false good ideas until you make it a
> > reality". I'm all for a team of many people improving the base packages,
> > so find those people and start triaging and writing patches _together_
> > with the actual maintainers.

> Well, some time back I wrote some patches for coreutils. Unfortunately
> they are not yet integrated, but thats not the fault of the maintainer.
> However I think it could help if the project decides that this is a good idea
> and (if needed) can overrrule single maintainers.

There are existing procedures for overruling individual maintainers - i.e.,
appealing to the Technical Committee.  If you think an override is needed,
you might try the existing process before deciding that we need an entirely
new one?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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