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Re: Question to all candidates: DPL's role in important package maintenance

Dear Wouter,

On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 03:28:54AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > Shouldn't it be very easy to find out what the discussions were,
> > rather than have to ask those who discussed behind closed doors as to
> > wha t the current situation is?
> It depends on what the problem is.
> If the problems are purely of a technical nature, then sure, things
> should be discussed in the open.
> But it is my experience that often, problems that keep dragging on for
> months on end are /not/ purely of a technical nature. When the problem
> at hand is basically "I think $FOO is an arse, but I don't want to say
> this in front of everyone," then it does make sense to discuss things
> behind closed doors.

Thanks for clarifying your opinion; the follow up helped me understand
your point of view much better.

Sic transit discus mundi
		-- From the System Administrator's Guide, by Lars Wirzenius

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