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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: Oh, let's not forget @openoffice.org too
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:50:08 GMT
Alexandro Colorado wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 7:33 AM, Rob Weir <apache@robweir.com> wrote:
> 
>> I'm having difficulty reconciling the openoffice.org 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] http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#hats
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
>> <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
>>> I am not certain this is identified as something to deal with.
>>>
>>> Along with the openoffice.org domain and whatever happens with that,
>> there is also the openoffice.org 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 @openoffice.org 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.

Andy

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