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RE: spam closes Debian bugs!

Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Julian Mehnle (lists@mehnle.net) [040313 12:40]:
> > 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?
> You can definitly do that, if you are a important enough customer.

...without authentication?  I don't think so.

> > So, to start over, I'll just ask:  So what?  Where's the problem
> > with not being able to *control* bug reports from *everywhere*?
> Because it _is_ quite a useful feature. And - who should be allowed to
> sign it? Everyone who has a gpg key? Everyone who is a DD? Why place
> the additional burden of signing mails?

You already answered[1] your own question.

> If it _really_ is a problem (please be aware, we had that only once
> till now)

I'm not sure, but I don't think this is true.  At least some closed bugs had been reopened by spam (or vice versa, I don't remember right now) in the past.

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