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Re: Should we improve our (internal) communication?

On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 21:24 +0200, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> Hi, 
> On Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 20:16:06 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 20:25 +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > today ries (aka ftp-master) was down due to a scheduled maintenance activity.
> > > 
> > > Now, scheduled means programmed, and suddenly this question comes to
> > > me: should the project be notified of such core activities? should we
> > > only relay on #debian-devel irc channel topic to know this?
> > [...]
> > 
> > This is what debian-infrastructure-announce is for (though
> > debian-devel-announce might be appropriate in some cases).  But there
> > was no announcement in this case.
> There was minimal time between the announcement DSA got and the
> shutdown. I added "scheduled" to the topic of #debian-devel to indicated
> it didn't broke randomly but was cleanly shut down by DSA. My fault for
> not sending a mail to d-i-a, sorry for that.
> If we would had got a more timely announcement from the hoster, i would
> had surely send a mail to d-i-a.

It is probably helpful to send mail to d-i-a even when you can't give
advance notice, since many people do not use #debian-devel.

> If you think we (DSA) are doing a bad job, please feel free to attand
> DSA BoF on DC9 and lets talk about it there.

I have no complaints about the job you're doing.


Ben Hutchings
Unix is many things to many people,
but it's never been everything to anybody.

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