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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Cc: council@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Council meeting 2019-12-08 19:00 UTC - Agenda topics?
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:08:06
Message-Id: ae64e62e023b43ac8fb32dcf746cdf7545a97db3.camel@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Council meeting 2019-12-08 19:00 UTC - Agenda topics? by Lars Wendler
On Mon, 2019-12-02 at 10:44 +0100, Lars Wendler wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:10:55 +0100 Michał Górny wrote: > > > On Wed, 2019-11-27 at 00:26 +0100, Andreas K. Huettel wrote: > > > The next council meeting will be on Sunday 2019-12-08, 19:00 UTC in > > > the #gentoo-council channel on Freenode. Please reply to this mail > > > with desired agenda topics. > > > > > > > I'd like to pass a big question™ towards the Council since there seems > > to be some disagreement on the direction Gentoo should take: > > > > === > > Should Gentoo developers be expected to be able to find a way to work > > together to build a somewhat consistent distribution, or should it be > > allowed for individual developers to 'run their own shops' and ignore > > everybody else? > > === > > > > To explain what I mean with an extreme example: in the past we had > > a developer who blocked adding systemd units to his own packages > > because of his own personal agenda against systemd. This was > > obviously harmful to systemd users who couldn't install use those > > packages normally, and was harmful to consistent user experience > > across Gentoo. > > Perhaps you even mean my past actions here because that was exactly > what I did with my packages. The reason is not because I want to > actively sabotage systemd in Gentoo but because I cannot test the > unit files as I do not use/have a Gentoo installation with systemd > available. What I did was to assign such request bugs to our systemd > team and gave them permission to add these systemd units to my packages. >
No, that's fine and understandable. It's one thing to ask somebody else to take care of setup he needs. It's another to actively block it 'over my dead commit access'. -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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