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Re: How to get feedback on experimental features

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:36:13 +0100

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Would it help to have a non-publicly-archived feedback channel? I'm
> thinking of, say, some feedback_at_subversion.a.o mailing list, privately
> archived and with moderated subscriptions.

A way to send feedback anonymously but in public would be a better fit between open-source development and a user who wants to remain private. Their feedback needs to get through to the public project in the end if it's to be of any use. I accept that anonymous feedback comes with more spam issues to deal with.

A private channel would require management from our end, a team who are willing to be the go-betweens translating private to public, and visibility and trust of that team (is it really private if it's actually an alias for all committers, for example). That role is better filled by commercial organizations, and not something I think we should be doing.

- Julian
Received on 2018-10-01 15:36:22 CEST

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