On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 04:20:46PM -0800, Tianon Gravi wrote:
> 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).

I caution folks from speculating too much on the maintainer's
motivations and reasoning while they haven't yet had a chance to share
their perspective on the bug. :)

From what I can see reading through both #964139 and #960780, no
technical rationale has been given for why the script was removed, only
a statement that the removal was intentional.[0]

It would be much appreciated if Michael Biebl or another maintainer from
the Utopia team could add some context here.

- e

[0]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=964139#62

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