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Re: Goodbye, Fedora (Limiting -devel to maintainers/contributers/etc?)




Gilboa Davara wrote:
>
> Unless I'm mistaken, the original idea was that -devel members has to be
> sponsored before given rw rights.
> Being a fedora developer and/or an active -extras maintainer will just
> speed things up.

No.  fedora-devel-list was originally meant to be developer discussion
only.  End-user support does not belong here at all.  Unfortunately,
this list has been increasingly failing us for a few reasons:

- "developer discussion" is a gray area
- policing is a manual process of constant vigilance.  Effort today
leaves no lasting effects in a few days.

What if more list members helped in the policing, making it an actively
hostile place for end-users to post support questions?  I dunno...


Making any list actively hostile to end-users is a quick way to lose end-users. This is one of the reasons I no longer use openSuSE.





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