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

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:32, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 10:23:40AM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> I was thinking about a one-off acceptance question, the first time you
>> execute reportbug after the introduction of this alert (the result
>> will be writtent to ~/.reportbugrc), just like:
>>   Bug reports are publicly archived on bugs.debian.org and may also be
>> forwarded to other publicly archived places (like mailing lists). Do
>> you accept it (if not, you won't be able to use reportbug)?
> Maybe it's just me, but TBH *that* would be an overreaction :) Also, I
> believe it would be quite scary, as every time a user has to explicitly
> _accept_ something, she will fill awkward somehow.
> Let's remember that we are not doing anything wrong with user data,
> privacy or the like. We just happen to be a fully open project, which is
> committed not to hide bug reports. So yes, we _can_ do something like
> you propose, but I personally don't see the need for that.
> What we need is just to be clear in this policy of ours in front of our
> users; adding that to the normal dialog with the user which is already
> in place would be more than enough, IMHO.

Ooooook I'll just add a message at the beginning of the execution.

>> Would this solution be acceptable? More over, what's the urgency of
>> the resolution of this: do we want this for Squeeze?
> I don't see it as terribly urgent, but this should probably better be
> checked with the release team. It looks like quite hard to have it into
> Squeeze if you want to add a new explicit interaction. OTOH, if it can
> be fixed by simply changing a string which is already there, it might be
> easier to have it in.

Dear Release Team, could you please state your opinion if this is
something that should be targetting squeeze?

> Unfortunately, it will require translations though...

Reportbug is not translated :)

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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