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Re: [all candidates] What to do with debian-private ?

On 30-03-13 02:49, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I have no objections to the vacation messages (personally, I find them
> interesting),

Same here.

> but we could certainly make a separate list with the same
> nondisclosure requirements as -private devoted specifically to those
> messages and any followups around keysignings, etc. (and, probably more
> broadly, for any other life events that Debian Developers want to share
> internal to the project, such as marriages, new children, etc.), sort of a
> DD-internal version of -curiosa, and keep -private as more a DD-internal
> version of -project.

I'm not sure we need that. There's an expectation that vacation messages
have a [vac] prefix in the subject, which is mostly followed (although
sometimes people do forget it). That makes it fairly easy to filter them
out for those who're not interested in them.

Personally, I've filtered them into a separate folder for years. While
there are occasional false negatives, I can't remember the last time I
had a false positive -- if that's ever occurred, which I'm not sure of.

I think the current rules are fine.

Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy
requires you to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once,
add a voucher, and save on postage.

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