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Re: making developer location from ldap public?

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 09:59:37AM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 07:42:12PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > I don't understand why making it possible to find fellow Debian
> > Developers this way should in effect make the information public.
> > 
> > Why not simply hide it behind the password screen?
> because it's not only targeted at debian developers, but also at new
> maintainers, contributors who are not even in the nm queue (there are
> many of them), and even interested users or people who want to become
> more involved

People who want to get more involved usually first target a local LUG (linux
user group) or attend free software events or whatever to meet people
involved in FLOSS (including Debian developers). They might even use
a i18n mailing list (there are some localised debian-devel-xxxx lists),
presents themselves and suggest meeting for a beer. They don't walk to
your house, knock on your door and say "Hi! I just got your coordinates
from db.debian.org, wanna meet and keysign?".

For what I know, not even Debian developers traveling use db.debian.org to
get the coordinates of people near by and contact them through e-mail. They
send a [VAC] announcement to debian-private and suggest people in the area
contact them to arrange a meeting.



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