(Going to leave my own opinions on the underlying discussion here
aside, but wanted to highlight/echo this bit:)

On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 23:33, Josh Triplett <j...@joshtriplett.org> wrote:
> Any inclusion of work into a package necessitates *some* amount of
> development and packaging resources by the maintainer of that package.
> Even if someone else offers to shoulder some of that load, that does not
> eliminate the maintenance burden; in some cases, it may not even reduce
> the maintenance burden.

Thank you for this.  This puts into very straightforward words a
feeling I've had for ages but couldn't word well.

In many projects I maintain outside Debian, I very frequently see this
belief that if someone else contributes the work to make something
possible (or it is otherwise perceived as "trivial" work), that
there's no work for the maintainer, when it actually *does* increase
the maintenance burden, often in ways the contributor cannot or will
not see (or in some extreme cases, refuses to).

- Tianon
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