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Re: public stats about posts in -private

Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.pro> writes:
> On 20/07/16 03:46, Gunnar Wolf wrote:

>> As one of the people who track retirement messages (as keyring-maint
>> often does the first steps of the retirement process, and pass the
>> ticket on to other groups later on), I agree with Jonathan. By far, the
>> most often cited reason is "I have no time nor motivation to do this
>> properly anymore" or some variation on it. Real (that is, analyzable)
>> reasons are almost never even mentioned.

> I would agree that is one of the things that could be summarized.
> Sometimes people also mention family reasons or changes in employment.

> Maybe such insights aren't very dramatic but even that much hasn't been
> stated publicly before because those emails are sent on debian-private.

Except it has.  Every time this topic comes up, and it has several times
before, someone says publicly just what Gunnar said above.

I'm quite dubious anything more formal is going to add additional value.

> It could also be interesting to ask people who retire to complete a
> small survey with the stats becoming public.

This is one of the practices that I *detest* when companies do it to me,
and which leaves me with a bad final impression of that organization, so
let's not.  We already have enough (necessary) bureaucracy in our exit
process to properly deal with authentication.

"I no longer have the time or energy for Debian."  "Great, could you fill
out this survey about Debian?"

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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