[Haskell-cafe] Subscriber-only lists as Maintainer contacts of Cabal packges
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
nomeata at debian.org | ICQ# 74513189 | GPG-Keyid: 4743206C
JID: nomeata at joachim-breitner.de | http://people.debian.org/~nomeata
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