ABRT opt-out? (Re: bugzilla bugzappers?)

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Nov 4 14:59:05 UTC 2010


On Thu, 4 Nov 2010, Christoph Wickert wrote:

> How would you do that? A popup in ABRT that reads
>
>              "Sorry, but the maintainer of this package
>              has decided to not accept any bug reports."
>
> I think this would be a *really* bad user experience.

If telling the truth about Open Source development decisions 
provide a '*really* bad user experience', the packager and the 
hosting project has to decide

 	if a fork is in order, and if they can credibly do it; or

 	to remove the package and explain why; or

 	if it is such an immensely popular package that one 'CANNOT' 
omit it [firefox and the Mozilla Foundation's approach on 
trademarks comes to mind], still document a URL to the problem 
in the popup on a pre package basis

Concealing and hiding from the truth (lying to one-self and 
others about reality) can scarcely be called 'being excellent 
to one another' or to the community toard which advocacy and 
service are being targetted, no?

-- Russ herrold


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