[RFC] - configuration changes to the ubuntu-server team in LP

Mathias Gug mathiaz at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 7 00:53:31 UTC 2008

Hi all,

ScottK and I discussed [1] some modifications that could be brought to
the ubuntu-server team [2] configuration in Launchpad. I'm sending this
email to get some feedback on the proposal.

The issue raised by ScottK was the inefficiency of having bug mails sent
to all the team members. Some members are only interested in a subset of

One option could be to leave the ubuntu-server LP team and setting
yourself as a bug contact for that package. However that would mean
"leaving" the Server Team. That also brings up the question of how one
can be recognized as being a member of the Ubuntu Server Team.

The ubuntu-server LP team serves two purposes:
 1. Provide an "official" statement that a person is part of the Ubuntu
    Server Team.
 2. Help to manage and track bugs in packages looked after by the Ubuntu
    Server Team.

One of the reason we use the current configuration is to have more
people seeing the bug mails hoping to get more bug triagers.  However
this idea proved to be a failure: although the number of members has
increased a lot in the last 8 months, the number of bug triagers has
definitely not followed the same trend.

So the proposal is to create an ubuntu-server-bugs mailing list that
would be used as the contact address of ubuntu-server. People interested
in receiving bug mails related to ubuntu-server (and thus being an
ubuntu-server bug triager) would have to join this new  mailing list.

Thus members of ubuntu-server wouldn't receive bug mails anymore.

[1]: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2008/02/06/%23ubuntu-server.html - 23:36
[2]: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-server

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer  http://www.ubuntu.com

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