[pydotorg-www] Making list membership public

Georg Brandl georg at python.org
Sat Sep 25 08:13:25 CEST 2010


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Am 25.09.2010 00:40, schrieb Josh Kupershmidt:
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM, A.M. Kuchling <amk at amk.ca> wrote:
>> On python-dev, it was noted that this list...
>>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/pydotorg-www
>>> ... has hidden its membership (even to members). Does it really need
>>> to appear that secretive? At least the message archive is open and has
>>> all the usual suspects.
>>
>> Any objections to making the subscriber list public?  It seems
>> harmless, especially since the archives are public anyway.
> 
> Hope I'm not misunderstanding something, but if you're proposing to
> publicly make available the names/emails of everyone on this list, I
> really don't see the utility. Why would anyone, other than a spammer,
> need this information to be posted in this way? Yes, I know that many
> folks' addresses are going to be in the archives anyway. But why make
> life easier for spammers, and much worse for lurkers, whose addresses
> might not be so public?

Isn't it possible to make the addresses visible to members in addition
to admins, but not the general public?

Re. use case, someone complained we were secretive and not open enough.

Georg
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