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Re: [announce-owner@apache.org: Returned post for announce@apache.org]

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:56:32 +0200

On 27.05.2020 20:35, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 07:48:41PM +0200, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> On 27.05.2020 19:30, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>>> Out of the blue, I have received nitpicking of changes I made to the
>>> website and the announce message I sent. I've received this feedback
>>> via the mailing list moderation mechanism.
>>>
>>> Can anyone tell me what's going on here? Who even wrote this?
>>>
>>> FWIW, the announce message was generated by release.py; if there's
>>> something wrong with that, we need to fix that script.
>>> There's nothing I could do now to correct the announce message
>>> itself since it has already been approved (by me).
>>
>> This moderation is completely inappropriate. Moderation is supposed to
>> filter spam from the announce@ list, not pontificate about the names of
>> the files in a release. That's what dev@ is for. You don't block a
>> release announcement because of typos unless they've very serious indeed.
> I agree.
>
> A moderation mechanism is not an appropriate way of initiating a conversation.
> This approach is rather problematic and doesn't align at all with our
> collaborative work flow.
>
> Dear anonymous robot(?), please use the dev@ list for such purposes, so we
> know who is providing feedback and can have an actual conversation together
> about whatever might need to be done exactly to satisfy your concerns.
>
> Thanks :)

So, that anonymous moderator's complaint is doubly silly given that
there are currently 4 releases on dist/release and you can only have one
file named "KEYS" there. I'm pretty sure downstream users who use the
source release are intelligent enough to interpret "KEYS" as "*.KEYS" if
necessary.

-- Brane
Received on 2020-05-27 20:56:35 CEST

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