Maintainers census

Arno Hautala arno at
Tue Jul 22 11:11:05 PDT 2014

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Frank Schima <mf2k at> wrote:
> Any thoughts or suggestions?

It might be usefull to include the list of ports that the maintainer
is listed on. Or at least implore the receiver to check on their end.
Bonus points for including the commands they need to run. Of course,
this would require additional features in your script and many more
messages (though automated).

> One issue is should I use To: or Bcc: for the list?

"To" because the data isn't exactly private (anyone could put together
a similar script on their own)

"BCC" because you know someone is going to start a "Reply All; Please
take me off this mailing list" fire. Plus, you're conducting a census,
not a discussion.

If you end up sending a message containing only the relevant ports to
each maintainer you'll avoid the "Reply All" issue as well.

arno  s  hautala    /-|   arno at

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