[Python-Dev] A Survey on Defect Management Practices in Free/Open Source Software

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Apr 4 10:45:22 CEST 2007

Anthony Baxter writes:

 > Just a random aside - is anyone else getting increasingly annoyed by 
 > these mass-mailed out survey requests from students?

Annoyed, not particularly.  Scared, yes: it's long been known that a
field=FIELD is moribund when people start getting "PhDs in FIELD" for
dissertations in "The History of FIELD".  I suspect that that same
concept applies to theses on "ADJECTIVE Management Practices in

This guy, however, has been at it for over a month, this is his fourth
(or so) mailing.  I think an entry in the Mailman persona-non-grata
list may be appropriate.

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