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Re: Maintainership

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Maintainership
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:09:40 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>:
> It's nice to be a dictator, but it takes too much time, so in order to
> try and reduce this load, I'd like to dilute my dictatorship a bit.
> To a large extent, this has already been the case, but I think it's
> worth stating it more formally: if Glenn, Eli, Richard, Yidong, Handa, or
> Jan agrees with a change, then you don't need my agreement.
> IOW you only need my opinion if none of them has an opinion or if
> there's a disagreement.

OK.  The following question is *not* an attempt to be contentious; I'm
trying to figure out how this is supposed to work, and help everyone
else figure out too.

You have expressed "100% agreement" with a post objecting to me doing /etc
cleanup during feature freeze.

On the other hand, Richard has approved the idea and actively assisted.

If I understand your intention correctly, that makes the completion of
the /etc cleanup changes an approved project.  The alternative
interpretation is that Richard should take "100% agreement" as 
direction to stop helping me with it.

I can cheerfully live with either theory - I've certainly got enough
on my task list to occupy me for a while.  So I'm not pushing for either
outcome in particular, I just want to know how the decision procedure
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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