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From Andy Brown <>
Subject Re: Oh, let's not forget too
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:50:08 GMT
Alexandro Colorado wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 7:33 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> I'm having difficulty reconciling the email forwarding
>> service with how Apache projects work.
>> Having such an address appears to suggest that the person is
>> representing the project,or at the very least is a member of the
>> project.  But we speak as individuals, both in the project and
>> externally.  If we're suggesting that we represent the project, then
>> that is incorrect.  There are exceptions, as outlined in the "multiple
>> hats" description [1] , where a PMC Chair or other Apache officers
>> might need to speak authoritatively on policy matters.  But that is
>> not the typical case.
>> And remember, committers are given email forwards via an a.o email
>> address.  So there is no functional requirement that I can see for an
>> OOo address, other than the conventional postmaster and admin
>> addresses.
>> So I'd favor ending the OOo email forwarding.
>> The alternative would be to continue this service, but that begs the
>> question of who is permitted such an address, what such an address
>> means, who decides and what criteria are used to decide who gets such
>> an address?  That seems to duplicate the kinds of questions we already
>> deal with when we look at those individuals whose contributions to the
>> project merit being voted in as Committers, and getting an a.o email
>> address.
>> -Rob
>> [1]
>> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
>> <> wrote:
>>> I am not certain this is identified as something to deal with.
>>> Along with the domain and whatever happens with that,
>> there is also the affinity e-mail forwarding operation.
>>> Is there anything in place to sustain that?
>>> Might it be interrupted or even retired at some point?
>>> (Not proposing, just want to ensure that someone has their eye on this.)
>>>  - Dennis
> The email is open to anyone signed in the OOo domain in collabnet. I will
> support the idea to keep it that way. There is no distinction on what level
> of commitment you have to the project. In practice, not many people use the
> OOo domain. I did and even as an active user, very few times I have been
> inquired on how to use it by fellow project members.
> So my idea Rob is, lets keep it like this without giving it too much
> overthought of abuse or anything. If there was ill intend it would have been
> spoted through the 10 years of OOo history.
> BTW the ES project actually use several accounts for
> different initiatives through it. It has never really been an issue.

I can see keeping what is there but it should be locked so no new
address are allowed.  Over time then it could be removed.

My 2 cents.


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