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. It would be much appreciated if Michael Biebl or another maintainer from the Utopia team could add some context here. - e : https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=964139#62
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