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

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 21:41:18 +0100

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?

Note the response was from moderators of announce.a.o not our own
announce_at_s.a.o. They likely haven't seen this ensuing discussion on our

> 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.

There is some history: the KEYS file issue was discussed between us and
them somewhere (dev_at_community.a.o ?) a year or two ago but no consensus
was reached. There is some ASF-wide policy they are trying to enforce.
Clearly this isn't a good way to go about it.

When I received similar rejections on some previous releases, I sighed
and ignored them, thinking that reaching announce_at_a.o isn't that
important and in each case it was the last thing at the end of a tiring
day so I lacked the motivation to pursue it.

- Julian
Received on 2020-05-27 22:41:38 CEST

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