[aur-general] TU Removal - Bob Finch

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 19 00:14:36 EST 2008

w9ya wrote:
> Allan;
> A - Your attempt to make my pending resignation something to be 
> decided by a vote has succeeded in validating, in the simplest of 
> examples, my belief that the TU system is in the process of deteriorating.
> Allan, a resignation should ALWAYS be treated with the utmost respect. 
> It should NOT be subject to a vote as it is a personal and NOT a group 
> decision. It should never be cheapened with what you attempt below, 
> more especially since you could have easily waited a day, as others 
> were willing to do, for my resignation.

So where did you post that your resignation would be coming in a day?  I 
do not have psychic abilities.  Your packages were removed from 
[community] 13 days ago so it seems you had plenty of time.  I was not 
intending to cheapen your resignation, I was calling for your removal 
which is a group decision and does required a vote.

> B - Your unilaterally removing my access without this vote having 
> taken place first was NOT your decision to make. Because;
> As you correctly say below; any TU currently has a right to remove 
> anything he contributes. Nothing more than exactly this has taken 
> place so far. There are no security issues or personal issues that 
> concern either you or any other TU as relates to ANYTHING I or Daenyth 
> have done in preparation for my resignation.
> C - I actually deleted NO PKGBUILDs from the AUR as your email below 
> indicates, but rather asked for the removal of my contributions to 
> (only) the binary repo which Daenyth's told you earlier today in a 
> public email. 

Any packages removed from [community] should go into the AUR.  That has 
been well established over the years.  In fact, look at the script 
Daenyth posted which did that job for you and you will notice that it 
automatically uploaded the packages to the AUR.  A TU has the right to 
remove packages from [community] and delete them from the AUR but I 
really don't think valid reasons for a TU to delete packages from the 
AUR extends to "I contributed them".

Quoting Daneyth's email...  "he deleted any in unsupported that he had 
made".  Given the packages were uploaded to the AUR during their removal 
from [community] and those packages were no longer in the AUR, I am left 
to conclude that you were removing them from the AUR, which I considered 
a security issue, hence the call for your removal.  Removing peoples 
access when they are resigning or being removed is standard practice in 
IT, so either way, I feel my removal of your access was justified.

I wish you well with you ham-radio spin-off distro/repo and thank you 
for the contributions you did make to the TU group.


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