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From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-user <gentoo-user@l.g.o>, gentoo embedded <gentoo-embedded@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [bugzilla-daemon@gentoo.org: [Bug 326991] Testing release of sys-libs/zlib-1.2.5.3 from unofficial sources (???)]
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:08:05
Message-Id: AANLkTikeUXNxNQQRRzeWTcFFLbLXUQZFVnBO-s_0e_z4@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [bugzilla-daemon@gentoo.org: [Bug 326991] Testing release of sys-libs/zlib-1.2.5.3 from unofficial sources (???)] by Enrico Weigelt
On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 4:59 AM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de> wrote:
> does he speak for all of you ? > > ----- Forwarded message from bugzilla-daemon@g.o ----- > > From: bugzilla-daemon@g.o > Subject: [Bug 326991] Testing release of sys-libs/zlib-1.2.5.3 from unofficial sources (???) > To: weigelt@×××××.de > Reply-To: DO NOT REPLY <devnull@×××××××××.invalid> > Date: Mon,  5 Jul 2010 19:39:48 +0000 (UTC) > > ------- Comment #4 from vapier@g.o  2010-07-05 19:39 0000 ------- > lemme clarify further: dont bother submitting ebuilds for any package in > OSS-QM.  we arent interested. >
The "base-system" team maintains sys-libs/zlib, and he speaks for "base-system". I think it's fairly implicit that he's talking about packages maintained by him, and the teams he is in. Maintainers have the final say w.r.t. packages maintained by them, the rest of us can only give our opinion (except in extenuating circumstances). To say it in precise words: * He speaks for his packages, not for all packages in-tree. * He speaks for himself, not all maintainers in-tree. * Gentoo is not an anthropomorphic entity with a single coherent opinion on anything unless decided by the council. -- ~Nirbheek Chauhan Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team