Goodbye, Fedora (Limiting -devel to maintainers/contributers/etc?)
warren at togami.com
Wed Feb 21 15:15:20 UTC 2007
Gilboa Davara wrote:
> Unless I'm mistaken, the original idea was that -devel members has to be
> sponsored before given rw rights.
> Being a fedora developer and/or an active -extras maintainer will just
> speed things up.
No. fedora-devel-list was originally meant to be developer discussion
only. End-user support does not belong here at all. Unfortunately,
this list has been increasingly failing us for a few reasons:
- "developer discussion" is a gray area
- policing is a manual process of constant vigilance. Effort today
leaves no lasting effects in a few days.
What if more list members helped in the policing, making it an actively
hostile place for end-users to post support questions? I dunno...
> I'm not saying that -devel should be limited to RH/FC/Extras members
> -only-, I am saying that something must be done to improve the
> signal-to-noise ratio.
fedora-maintainers was created as an invite only list for this purpose.
The signal to noise ratio is a bit better there. I am personally fine
with inviting anybody with cvsextras access, or who has done something
substantive in infrastructure or docs to that list.
wtogami at redhat.com
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