[pkg-go] Fwd: Updating the pkg-go Team Maintenance policy

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at debian.org
Sun Jan 31 08:01:33 UTC 2016

On Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:06:20 PM Alexandre Viau wrote:
> On 19/01/16 06:53 PM, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> > I need some time to digest the idea
> Its been 1 week. Have you thought about it?

Not really as I've been swamped by other things... I have nothing new to add.
I don't feel particularly excited about this proposal (as it have potential 
to surprise some maintainers) but I do not dislike it strong enough to oppose 
passionately even if I have to make corrections to some packages as result.

I'd say let's go ahead and try it -- it would be great if it works for good 
or we can always revert it in the future in case of problems or complaints.

Though it would be nice if anyone else say "OK" for this proposal. I feel 
uncomfortable that nobody supported it and silence can't be interpreted as an 

> Indeed, it is not entirely obvious. This is why we specify it in the
> policy. Developers not familiar with the policy will contact everyone
> before uploading anyways, because they won't know that they can just
> upload without asking. So there is no risk here.

What about those who find their package(s) uploaded without even letting them 
know? Sometimes it may be OK and sometimes it may be not OK.

> Its not different from all teams as the Python Modules Team already uses
> it.

I'm not prepared to explain why but somehow I'm not impressed with methods 
and procedures of Python team. I remember Python team as one of few that are 
not easy to work with but that impression of mine is probably unrelated...

> Also, I'm not sure this should prevent us from using a policy if we
> thing its going to be useful.


Best wishes,
 Dmitry Smirnov.


Perhaps is is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible
and wrong.
        -- Winston Churchill
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