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Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 09:58:54PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 01:47:52PM -0400, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> [...]
> > All the pings in the world won't help if you are sending them via
> > a path that discards them.  I know several large US ISPs that automatically
> > reject what they consider SPAM without the customer's knowledge.  If
> > the sender of the ping is on a SPAM list for one of them, the ping
> > will never get to the maintainer, and *no one* will know.
> > (From personal experience I can tell you mail from the Debian list addresses
> > does get "caught" in these SPAM "filters" and no, the ISPs won't change the
> > policy.)
> Given that Debian lists are 'open' and haven't always had good spam
> filtering, it is not too surprising that they are sometimes treated
> as spam sources.
> In general, anything that needs to reach the maintainer(s) of a
> specific package should not be sent to the maintainer address, not to

Delete the first 'not'. ;-)

> some general mailing list.  (The maintainer address may itself be a
> mailing list, but if the maintainer(s) no longer read mail sent to it
> then that's a further reason to orphan/salvage the package!)

Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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