LWN did a great write-up on this bug: https://lwn.net/Articles/835599/
I'd add that you can see the ctte's discussion on the topic thus far in our public minutes (including my hot takes): http://meetbot.debian.net/debian-ctte/2020/debian-ctte.2020-10-21-17.58.log.html
@ehashman every argument you made was voicing a different tiny complaint I've felt. I read through that chat log cheering you on.
This one really stuck out to me as a user:
> most of these applications have basically given up on OS packaging, they either provide their own debs via a PPA or generally say "do not install using a distro package manager ever"
It sucks when they do that. Thank you for fighting this fight!
@mikeburns generally I think sentiment from the ctte is that overruling the maintainer wouldn't make sense for a multitude of reasons, but not everyone was able to attend the last meeting so I must wait until we reach an official consensus :)
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