FESCo wants to ban direct stable pushes in Bodhi (urgent call for feedback)

Paul Frields stickster at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 01:11:03 UTC 2010

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 3:45 AM, Camilo Mesias <camilo at mesias.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 6:12 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
>> this is a *terrible* idea. We may see users as a 'resource', but they
>> don't see themselves this way. We should not interrupt their usage of
>> their computer to try and exploit them to our ends.
> What if it was an opt-in scheme? Users would consent to receive a
> limited number of contacts about their current packages and for their
> trouble would get streamlined access to potential fixes.
> I think there's enough in that for the opt-in scheme to be marketed
> successfully, because although some people would see the interactions
> as annoying, others would welcome the chance to participate.

That was more the idea. I didn't declare any implementation details
because I was pretty sure that would be a topic of some contention.
Maybe "coerce" was the wrong idea; the idea was not to make
involuntary guinea pigs of anyone, but to give people the chance to
take an on-ramp to contribution. We're simply not doing that at all
right now, which, given the technical process required, is not too
much different than erecting a barrier to participation.


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