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Re: Machine maintainer veto.
- From: Rich Felker <dalias at libc dot org>
- To: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 02:20:20 -0400
- Subject: Re: Machine maintainer veto.
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- References: <559606DB dot 6070600 at redhat dot com>
On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 11:51:55PM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> I have attempted to clarify what has always been in effect.
> The machine maintainers have some level of veto for what goes
> into their machine port. This allows some amount of control over
> hardware support and ABI/API additions and removals.
> The key issue is to balance the project goals and the needs of
> the users of the particular machine. To do that effectively the
> machine maintainers have to have some level of veto to add or
> remove things to the machine they know and understand best.
I know I don't have any standing to change it, but I just want to
express a sentiment that I think this is bad policy. I can go into the
details of why if anyone is interested.