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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