Re: Should mailing list bans be published?
On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 09:20:27PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-10-26 at 19:33 +0000, Bart Martens wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 10:46:41AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > This led to a philosophical debate about whether bans should be made public.
> > > Alexander expressed concern that having them published could be harmful to a
> > > person's reputation, since employers will google your name and see that
> > > you've been banned from a large project such as Debian.
> > I join Alexander on the above.
> > > What do the rest of you think?
> > I suggest we keep things civil, with respect for the persons involved. It's
> > really not up to Debian to harm someone's reputation, and that could reflect
> > bad on Debian's reputation.
> This is the same argument used to cover up all kinds of abuses. Maybe
> in the case of mailing list bans the infraction is minor enough that we
> should not make a public record of it, but I am very sceptical of the
> argument in general.
Cover up ? I did suggest approaches with full transparency among DDs.