[GRASSweb-list] E-Mail addresses in GRASS BUG List openly visible
bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Feb 8 11:17:24 EST 2007
On Thursday 08 February 2007 16:48, Markus Neteler wrote:
> below is a request concerning the GRASS bugtracker.
> I take liberty to fwd it to you.
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 10:16:53AM +0100, andras.fabian at arcor.de wrote:
> > Yesterday I have posted a bug report, and was afterwards a little bit
> > "shocked" to see, that the BUG list of GRASS openly shows the eMail
> > address. This was maybe a good thing in the "old days" of the internet,
> > but todays, when spammers are hitting the users hard, it is definitely a
> > "BAD IDEA". So, is there a way, to hide the eMail addresses on that list?
> > Modern mail address harvesters have an easy job to collect them from such
> > an open list. Please consider such a change.
we have considered such an idea a few times and found that it will not
help enough to warrant the inconveniences that comes with it.
There is no real way to hide your email address if you participate
in an open development process and standard obfuscation will be
de-obfuscated by standard harvesters so the gain is little.
While the unsolicited email problem is really bad, I agree,
changing the GRASS problem list to obfuscate address will not remedy it
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