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Re: FTP Policy Development




Sure I do understand how things work. I'm not suggesting that ALL discussions need be public - specifically I was not meaning deliberations on any given case.

But I do think that general policy discussions should involve the entire debian community - as is done for Debian Policy Manual.



On March 7, 2018 7:03:54 PM EST, Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Steve Robbins dijo [Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 01:15:35PM -0600]:
(...)
To me, one of the puzzling aspects is why the FTP policy work has been so
secretive. The release team has a mailing list, tech committee has a mailing
list. There is Debian Policy list. It doesn't seem in congruence that the
ftp team is making their policy behind closed doors. Should it not flow from
Debian Policy and be debated on open lists?

Or maybe it is all open and I simply haven't found it. If so, I would
gratefully accept pointers. Concretely: where would one find the
deliberations behind https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html ?

Ummm...

Not that I know much about how ftp-masters work internally. But I have
been on several other Debian teams. In general, all decisions are
taken in the public - But it is by far not uncommon to resort to
private communication for many of the non-obvious, contentious
cases. There are *always* cases where you want to discuss something
without the affected actors being part of the loop.

Yes, Debian as a whole strives for openness, and you will often see
calls to "get out of private" whenever interesting discussions taking
place. But I would perfectly understand and support a ftp-master
workflow that routinely involves private communication - Their
decisions, although non-personal in nature, can be *felt* as personal
attacks.

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