[License-review] New settings for license-review

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at opensource.org
Thu Jun 2 04:30:09 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 01:53:40PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> IMO, if you're trying to deal with spam in the MLM (mailing list
> manager), you're solving the wrong problem, and fighting the spam war
> on the wrong battlefield.

We totally agree with the analysis here. Problem is: the all-mighty OSI
infrastructure team right now amounts to ... *drum roll* ... 0 people.
Good news is that we're "hiring" ... volunteers :-)

We do have SPAM filtering before mailman, based on spamassassin. And
that already filters tons of SPAM. But that's not enough and up to now a
considerable amount of (volunteer) moderation time was being spent
clearing periodically the mod-q. I'm convinced, as you are, that better
spamassassin tuning can improve things, but we've no spare energies to
implement it.  Instead of keep on spending time babysitting the mod-q we
went for a different trade-off, which we believe is a better trade-off
given the current available people power.

At the same time the OSI infrastructure team is totally open to external
contributors and we've worked quite a bit in puppetizing our setup to
make it easier for people to contribute. So if you, or anyone else here,
is interested in this problem and willing to work with us to solve it,
do not hesitate to let us know!

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