Re: Alternative proposal: reaffirm maintainers technical competence over the software they maintain
On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 08:46:19PM +0200, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> Le lundi, 20 octobre 2014, 14.14:58 Joey Hess a écrit :
> > The tech committe made a separate ruling on this question, and
> > decided:
> > > For the record, the TC expects maintainers to continue to
> > > support the multiple available init systems in Debian. That
> > > includes merging reasonable contributions, and not reverting
> > > existing support without a compelling reason.
> > http://bugs.debian.org/746715
> I didn't understand this as a technically binding ruling, rather as a
> forewarning to maintainers, from the TC; this is underlined by the "the
> TC expects" rather than explicitly using one of the TC powers (§6.1).
> > So, your proposal actually overrules this decision of the tech
> > committee.
> I don't see it that way; the developers' body would be exercising one TC
> power without overriding a previous decision. Let's see what the
> secretary@ (CC'ed) thinks...
Either it's a position statement, or we're making position
statement (4.1.5), or using the TC's power (4.1.4).
In #727708 it says that a position statement will replace
"this TC resolution".
In #746715 there is no such text.
So the question is going to be if this options overrides #746715
or not. I didn't look into it yet, so I might be turning 1 or
more of the options into overrding the TC and put them under