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Subject: Re: [boost] Executable files in Boost git repostories
From: stefan (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-04 15:41:07

On 2018-12-04 5:06 a.m., Andrey Semashev via Boost wrote:

> On 12/4/18 3:40 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:
>> Why do we even have to discuss this here globally, rather than trusting
>> project maintainers to know what they are doing ?
> Apparently, maintainers can't be trusted as this issue comes up on and
> on again.

Take it up with those maintainers, but don't attempt to overrule them.
That's precisely the wrong direction to take.

> Look at this as a sort of automated testing - you shouldn't be able to
> push bogus or straight dangerous stuff because you're affecting all
> git users.

This is exactly the kind of thinking that annoys me with Boost. You are
trying to solve the wrong problem ! We need more autonomy, not less !

Don't patronize maintainers by imposing artificial (and often misguided)

Instead, empower boost maintainers to take full responsibility of their
projects, then establish criteria for projects to be boost members, and
drop projects that don't meet these requirements.


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