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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject [email] RE: [Discussion]
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:37:13 GMT
This has come up a few times with different tags: e.g., [email], [Identifying Contributors].

The responses I recall are all variations on preserving the e-mail forwarding,
not accepting new ones, and allowing minimal maintenance (change of forwarding, abandonment).

It is also relevant to the continuing and retrospective identification of contributors in
other project artifacts (bug reports, patches, etc.).

 - Dennis


The personal-information angle is minimized if the existing registrations and e-mail address
are preserved, one would hope.  There are probably other formalities that are appropriate
in letting users know that a rehosting may happen.  

I presume we can satisfy the expectation of privacy as well as when it was handled by Sun
and Oracle?

And the alternative, for those folks who are happily using those e-mail addresses and are
known by them is that they will suddenly stop working.  I don't see how that wins friends.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Fisher [] 
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 10:48
Subject: Re: [Discussion]

On Aug 19, 2011, at 10:30 AM, Mathias Bauer wrote:
[ ... ]
> The mail addresses OTOH should be preserved. They
> are only forwarding addresses now and they can be kept that way, can't they?

Not sure about it. There are considerations.

(1) How do we get the forwarding data from Oracle? Is it legal to transfer the list, or is
it required?

(2) Will the ASF host this forwarding on the normal mail servers

(3) Who on the OOO PPMC will handle the daily administration of these forwarders as individual
email addresses change?


> Regards,
> Mathias

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