[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt / LEDE

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Wed May 25 06:55:43 EDT 2016

mbm <mbm at openwrt.org> writes:

> The hackers email address represents the primary point of contact for
> OpenWrt, particularly in regards to donations. Following the surprise
> LEDE announcement, forwarding rules for @openwrt.org email addresses
> were disabled. This was done to mitigate further damage to OpenWrt due
> to misrepresentation, intentional or otherwise.

Failing to see the damage your action has caused is your biggest problem
right now. Even if we accept the rather far fetched possibilty of
misrepresentation, there is no way that can outweight the effect on the
maintainership status OpenWrt.

Right now, 95 of the 145 (PKG_)MAINTAINER entries for OpenWrt packages
points to an openwrt.org email address belonging to a LEDE committer:

 bjorn at canardo:/usr/local/src/openwrt$ git grep 'MAINTAINER:=.*<\(lynxis\|noltari\|dangole\|nbd\|hauke\|jow\|blogic\|neoraider\|rmilecki\|cyrus\|stintel\|thess\)@openwrt.org>' origin/master -- package/|wc -l
 bjorn at canardo:/usr/local/src/openwrt$ git grep 'MAINTAINER' origin/master -- package/|wc -l

I don't know if all these were disabled, but the package I tried to
submit to after the split was one of these.  You don't seem to
understand the devastating effect it has on OpenWrt if occasional
contributors gets an email bounce from the published maintainer
address.  There is no way you can blame those maintainers for this
situation.  The problem is solely the responsibility of whoever decided
to disable those addresses.

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