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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Members retirement
Op maandag 21 maart 2016 10:02:30 CET schreef Andreas Jaeger:
On 2016-03-21 09:40, Richard Brown wrote:
On 21 March 2016 at 09:33, Ish Sookun <ish@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all,

On 03/20/2016 05:03 PM, Christian Boltz wrote:
So the plan is to break existing mail addresses once someone becomes
inactive? That makes it less likely that people actually use their mail address because "it could go away". That also means
less "advertising" for openSUSE.

I agree with Christian. Though I am not much active on the mailing list,
forums and even IRC, I do happen to evangelize openSUSE with the
resources I got here in Mauritius. The email alias is one
of the "tools" that comes handy when promoting openSUSE, especially
while contacting local institutions (e.g universities) to host events.

I'd propose to keep the mail address even for retired members (unless
someone actively asks to drop it, or it starts bouncing mails).

I go along Christian's suggestion.

But why? you are an active member and want to remain one, you just
have the misfortune of your contributions being unlikely of being
automatically detected

So with the planned procedure, you'll receive an email

That email will ask if you're still interested in being a member

You will reply Yes

And you wouldn't become a retired member, you'd keep having your email address...nothing would change

People will only be retired if they choose they no longer want to be a

And if they no longer want to be a member, I do not see why they
should still be able to represent the project with an
email address

I think the point here is the *single* email that some fear might get
lost. Make it two or three emails. One with the 30 day period, then one
on the day before - and finally a last one "We've closed your account",


Thanks for the input. To me personally this is an improvement of what we
suggested and put up here for discussion.

Gertjan Lettink, a.k.a. Knurpht

openSUSE Board Member
openSUSE Forums Team
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