[Haskell-cafe] Subscriber-only lists as Maintainer contacts of Cabal packges

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sat Apr 7 13:18:32 CEST 2012

Dear Cabal authors,

if your package is team maintained and you put in a mailing list as the
“Maintainer” contact of your package, that is in general a good thing.
But if you do so, please make sure the list is not set to subscriber
only; it is an unreasonable burden to subscribe for people who just want
to send you one question, and possibly have to contact dozends of
different package authors, e.g. as a distribution packager.


(Who really thinks that using the subscriber-only setting of mailman as
an anti-spam-measure is an abuse of the feature, and that mailman should
offer a “non-subscribers get a bounce that allows them to approve the
message themselves“ feature which would give the same spam protection
but much less hassle for the users.)

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
  nomeata at debian.org | ICQ# 74513189 | GPG-Keyid: 4743206C
  JID: nomeata at joachim-breitner.de | http://people.debian.org/~nomeata
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