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Re: Bug#605892: please state that mails will be publically archived

On Sat, Dec 04, 2010 at 02:46:39PM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 14:35, Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:
> > please state prominently that bug reports will be be archived publically.
> Before considering where & how to add this alert, I really want to
> have a broader consensus from the developers community (hence adding
> d-devel in the loop).

Hi Sandro, thanks for adding -devel into the loop.

IMO, no matter what we end up doing on the website to inform about which
contact addresses will be publicly archived and which will be not,
reportbug deserves a solution in its own right.

I believe so because reportbug is our de facto official tool for
reporting bugs and, even more so, because users are likely to use it
without checking any website before hand. For instance, they might have
learned about reportbug a long time ago, or from a friend, or (ideally)
from some generic Debian documentation that comes pre-installed with the

I suggest to fix this bug, in reportbug, with a concise, non-scary, and
yet very clear message like: "your bug report will be given a unique
identification number and then stored publicly on the web at
http://bugs.debian.org/XXXXXX";. The text can probably be improved and
also blended with some other message that reportbug is already

How about that?

Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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