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Re: Should mailing list bans be published?

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 05:27:25PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Bart Martens wrote:
> > 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.

> > Approaches I could support :
> > - post the bans with reasons on debian-private
> > - or maintain a list of bans with reasons in a text file on a Debian machine
> >   where DDs can read this info.

> Simply obfuscating the name on the list of banned users (or not posting
> any names at all, only links to the posts that led to the ban) would
> eliminate most reputational damage. Ie, random searches for that
> person would not turn up a high pagerank debian.org page listing their
> youthful indiscretions.

> Using eg "J. Hess" would probably be fine in most cases.

This also seems like a good compromise to me.  Do the other folks who object
to publishing information that could damage the poster's reputation (e.g.,
Bart, Ingo) think this is ok?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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