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Re: [VOTE] Allow for defect fix releases at httpd

> On 2 May 2018, at 15:45, Micha Lenk <micha@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Graham,
> On 05/01/2018 04:33 PM, Graham Leggett wrote:
>> What has been missing is input from the major distributors of our
>> software (Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat, Debian, Apple, Windows, Linux from
>> Scratch, etc), who I believe are probably going “httpd is a mature
>> project, we have nothing to worry about”. I would recommend against
>> making changes to our approach without soliciting the views of these
>> people and making sure they’re all catered for.
> Why would you make a proposed change dependent on the (almost necessarily contradicting) views of external entities? Is the feedback from the major distributors through existing channels really so bad that the httpd project can't get to an opinion of what it would like to accomplish on its own? What exactly are you afraid of?

+1 to Jim’s reply to that (insofar as it addresses your point).

I’d also add: this mailinglist is open to our downstream packagers.  Some of them
contribute actively, and one would hope they all at least keep an eye on this list
and would speak up if a proposal seemed likely to cause them real difficulties.
So open discussion here *should* provide a reasonable level of engagement
with our distributors.

Nick Kew