[arch-dev-public] TU autonomy

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Oct 17 12:42:20 EDT 2007

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 10/17/07, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
>> One other thing to remember in this whole repo debate is that, while
>> the TUs derive some authority from the dev structure (primarily by
>> means of our hosting the AUR), they are intended as a generally
>> autonomous group.
>> Deciding for them what should and shouldn't go in community will
>> have repercussions. We should remember well our history lessons
>> about how difficult it is to set up a stable and productive TU
>> ecosystem before we rock that boat.
>> We should not consider it obviously in our jurisdiction to use
>> [community] as part of our own official repository plan.
> Well that works in theory, but to be realistic about it, it's still
> hosted on gerolde and still uses our resources. Were it completely
> autonomous, it would be on a separate server like the kdemod project.
> So, we do have SOME weight in how this works. Even for the simple fact
> that "it's using our bandwidth".

But it doesn't have to be. Much like an 18-year old "child", his 
mandate can be "while you're under my roof", but not "you have to do x."

We should not assume the TUs will decide to stay under our roof. 
Indeed, many other international arch projects are not under our 
roof, and they get along just fine.

- P

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