Re: spam closes Debian bugs!
Julian Mehnle <email@example.com> wrote:
> Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> > 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.
> Not necessarily. You could carry your private key with you on a USB
> key. Or whatever.
Signing mails is work.
>> You have to balance costs and benefits when diciding upon such issues.
> I absolutely agree.
>> We have heard of just *one* single bug report being closed by spam so,
>> the benefit is clearly minimal *currently*.
> Maybe. But I'm not just talking about *currently*. I'm not that
I am not short sighted either, which is why I have not said "we may
not force signing ever in a gazilllion years because *currently* the
benefit is minimal" but "...not force signing *now* because
Fix the problem once it exist.
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