I have been tracking the Debian release goals progress for a while now, through bug-squashing parties and using various iterations of wiki pages. It's time to write down some thoughts.
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First of all, I think the concept of release goals is a fantastic idea. It may be one of the most important conceptual moves in Debian of late. It allows developers to implement distribution-wide changes without having to negotiate with every package maintainer individually and without having to go through the vicious no-change-without-policy/no-policy-without-established-practice maze. It moves the focus back on operating system development instead of package hoarding.