Re: can the bug reporter close a bug? [was:Re: Bug#81396: root shell fscked after upgrade to woody]
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> > Yes, but also anyone, including the submitter, spammers, joe public
> > etc can email nnn-done@bugs to close a bug as well. The BTS doesn't care.
> So does this mean the submitter can close their own bug or not? I'm
> not sure what you mean by "the BTS doesn't care"
It means that anyone may close any bug. I think the maintainer would
easily notice abusers, so it's better to have it this way rather than
having complex authentication methods.