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From: Kurt Lieber <klieber@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Request for changes to GLEP 41
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 16:25:53
Message-Id: 20051119162620.GU12982@mail.lieber.org
OK, enough has been said about the current problems that some people
have with GLEP 41.  I'm not going to belabor that.  Instead, I'm going to
ask for one of three changes.  What I object to most strongly is the notion
that we're classifying devs based on their relative worth to the project
and assigning them email addresses accordingly.  Some folks will remember
far back enough to when we had developers, senior developers, etc. and the
problems that that caused.  I don't want to see the same thing happen here.

So, could we please make one of the following three changes to GLEP 41:

* Drop the idea of giving the arch testers an email alias altogether

  I don't see what benefit this provides, to be honest.  It's not much of a
  spiff and if someone is signing up to help with testing just for the
  email address, they're not here for the right reasons anyway.

* Change @subdomain.gentoo.org to @gentoo.org.

  If we want to give them a spiff in recognition of their contribution to
  the project, give them the real thing.  We do this today for any number
  of other non-developer groups, including GWN translators, documentation
  translators, etc.

* Create an entirely new domain

  This is my least favorite option, but one that I offer as a way to try
  and compromise on all of this.  I still think this segregates people, but
  in a much less discriminatory fashion.  Additionally, with a new domain,
  we could open it up to a much broader audience.  (offering email
  addresses to folks who donate in other ways -- financially, hardware,
  bandwidth, etc.)  This may seem largely like a matter of semantics and I
  guess it is.  However, this whole disagreement is largely about
  perception anyway and a separate domain just seems less disagreeable to
  me.

--kurt

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Request for changes to GLEP 41 Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Request for changes to GLEP 41 Jeroen Roovers <jer@××××××.nl>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Request for changes to GLEP 41 Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>