Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Sat May 4 15:05:18 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 10:53:35PM -0600, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> On Sat, 4 May 2013 05:32:18 +0100
> Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> > If you want to change a decision, it helps if you're discussing it in a 
> > forum that's read by the people who made that decision.
> This is a perfectly appropriate forum where their authority for
> making this decision is to be discussed before it's revoked if
> necessary.

The authority for making this decision is, as always, in the hands of 
the individuals who write the code. We do have a process for overruling 
that authority, but that's a last resort - people should assume that 
maintainers are acting in good faith and engage in a discussion *with 
the maintainers* before thinking about ways of forcing them to revert.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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