Re: spam closes Debian bugs!
Julian Mehnle <email@example.com> wrote:
> Andreas Barth wrote:
>> I've never signed my mails to the bts, and I'm sometimes sending mails
>> from places where I don't have access to my gpg-key.
> Oh, no. Not this silly kind of argument.
This is _not_ silly.
> I sometimes would like to set up call forwardings for my home phone
> from places where I don't have access to it. Should my telco allow
> my phone line to be configured from anywhere without authentication?
No, because the loss is bigger than the gain.
> So, to start over, I'll just ask: So what? Where's the problem
> with not being able to *control* bug reports from *everywhere*?
It limits the locations I can do Debian work from and makes
interacting with the BTS more work.
You have to balance costs and benefits when diciding upon such issues.
We have heard of just *one* single bug report being closed by spam so,
the benefit is clearly minimal *currently*.
NMUs aren't an insult, they're not an attack, and they're
not something to avoid or be ashamed of.
Anthony Towns in 2004-02 on debian-devel