Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 17:35:11 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=262909 Bug ID: 262909 Summary: Some "maintainer" addresses blocked to non-subscribers Product: Ports & Packages Version: Latest Hardware: Any URL: https://www.freebsd.org/community/mailinglists/ OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Many People Priority: --- Component: Ports Framework Assignee: portmgr@FreeBSD.org Reporter: mi@FreeBSD.org CC: gnn@FreeBSD.org, ports-bugs@FreeBSD.org Created attachment 232803 --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=232803&action=edit Guidance from core@ on the matter of closed mailing lists Some ports have MAINTAINER set to a mailing list (such as xfce@FreeBSD.org or java@), which makes perfect sense, when the software is as large and otherwise "involved". What does not make sense, is that these mailing lists are blocking non-subscribers! It should be possible for ordinary users to reach the port-maintainers without having to subscribe to anything first. Portmgr should take it upon themselves to pressure such port-maintainers to either: a) open up their mailing lists to all (relying on other anti-spam measures); or: b) provide a different address for contacting them. A maintainer address, that cannot be reached by a non-subscriber should be treated as all other undeliverable addresses -- and reset after a timeout period. (Yes, ports@ itself is blocked, which is unfortunate. Yet, being a special placeholder in this case anyway, it is easier for users to understand.) -- You are receiving this mail because: You are on the CC list for the bug.