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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: review required by herd? (new ebuild)
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 11:41:26
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: review required by herd? (new ebuild) by Ryan Hill
On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM, Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@g.o> wrote:
> Some projects are territorial.  Games is one.  I imagine adding something > to kde, gnome, or xfce categories without contacting those guys would get you > an email.  If in doubt I usually file a bug when I'm adding a package and CC > them.  If they don't respond, I add it.
Perhaps, but in general devs should be fairly free to add new packages to the tree as long as they properly maintain them. If a dev makes a mistake with a newly-added package, then file a bug and they can fix it. If there is a dispute over whether something is a bug then we have QA/Devrel/council/etc. That said, things work best when everybody cooperates, so if the maintainer and a project can get along that is fine. If not, then that's what Devrel/Council is for. In that bug it was suggested that the Council doesn't get involved with projects. I'm not quite sure in that case why we'd even bother to have a Council. I view the Council like the Supreme Court - the lower courts (projects) can do things however seems best, but if things get out of hand you can always appeal. Most of the time the Council will just let the projects run things, but in general I think they should have fairly absolute control over the distro, since they are an elected body (alongside the Trustees which has a different but perhaps overlapping domain). Rich


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: review required by herd? (new ebuild) hasufell <hasufell@g.o>