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Re: [opensuse-project] 2019-04-02 board meeting minutes
Am 2019-04-17 22:13, schrieb Christian Boltz:
We have an offer from Heinlein / mailbox org to make mail
addresses real mailboxes.

Do our members want this? (Feedback on opensuse-project and @oSC

So someone will do real paperwork and count all the feedback? - Why is it necessary to collect feedback in this form of the 70's?
Sorry for the sarcasm (and thanks that at least the members get asked and someone took the hard work on him), but this sounds too scary for an IT community to ignore. ;-)

But back to the question: you currently have a 'no' from me.

Not because I don't support the idea in general, but your question is way to general for me to support it without further information.

* What does a mailbox cost? - Who pays for it and what does this person/company get in return?
* What is included in the concrete offer?
* What does this mean in regards to GDPR? - What data is synced between openSUSE and the Heinlein company?
* What happens, if a user don't want an Email? Can he get an alias (or even nothing) instead?
* Who is responsible for security (alone this simple question includes a lot of areas)?
* Will the board be able to block the user from using his Email (as some users were IMHO blocked in the past from other openSUSE resources like mailing lists or OBS)?
* What happens, if a member wants to get deleted? - Or only wants his Email setup deleted? Who is the contact in this case?
* What happens, if a member violates rules from
* What happens, if a user dies / does not react any longer?
* Who is the technical contact? - An openSUSE Hero or someone from Heinlein?
* How long is this offer from Heinlein provided?
* What happens, if Heinlein switches their mind and want to get paid?
* ... (I've of course more questions, but I guess you understand that most of them have to do with the relationships between an openSUSE member, the openSUSE community/board/heroes and Heinlein as sponsor)

Answering all these questions might be a lot of work - and you might end up with not implementing it at all if the majority of your users is either against it or abstain from it.

With that last sentence in mind, I like to get the following four answers first, before starting to discuss the other questions above:

1) What is the concrete benefit of providing a (free?) mailbox for every openSUSE member?
(Do we get more members? Does Heinlein get more users/user data for marketing?)

2) How many members currently complain about "missing mailboxes" at all?
(all that paperwork for just one member?)

3) And what would this member offer in return if she gets such a mailbox?
(not really fair, as members normally did already enough for openSUSE,
but if she wants it, what in turn would she offer for all this extra work?)

4) Who will implement the needed scripts or do the manual work to manage the members mailboxes?
(and does this lucky guy already know about this?)


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