Draft resolution formalising Debian's Associated Project status

Joshua D. Drake jd at commandprompt.com
Tue Mar 13 15:25:18 UTC 2007

MJ Ray wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd at commandprompt.com> wrote: [...]
>> Any thoughts that Debian should not have to provide an exact number of 
>> authoritative contacts with published information of who those contacts 
>> should be immediately laughed out of the building. [...]
> Any suggestion that SPI should tell the Debian project who may make
> decisions about its resources should fail the laugh test!

You misunderstand my point. I don't care in any way how Debian makes its

The only thing I care about is that SPI only accept a defined number of
roles, preferably two or less that are allowed to communicate those

If Debian finds that their roles are cutting the bill, Debian needs to
deal with it, not SPI. Debian could deal with it, simply by holding a
vote, removing the person and having another vote to place a different
person in the role.

Now there is an opportunity for abuse here, so in Debian's case, it
would make sense to have an overriding figure which I believe is the DPL ?

Which in turn means you don't want the DPL to be the primary contact.

However all of that is up to Debian.

 > Theodore Tso <tytso at mit.edu> wrote: [...]
>> Hence, in order for SPI to protect itself, it is best from SPI's point
>> of view to have a very strictly defined interface with which it
>> interacts with its sub-projects, much like a bank has a strictly
>> defined interface with its customers --- and for the same reasons.
> Yes, SPI should name contacts like a bank does, but must also - like a
> bank does - recognise that the authority of those contacts only
> extends so far and so long as the "account holder" permits it.

That is no different than the SPI today.


Joshua D. Drake


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