On 2009-04-18 05:57, Russ Housley wrote:
If these mail lists were the only convenient way to reach these
individuals, I might agree with your [Sam Hartman's] reasoning. That is not
These actions do not prevent Dean from communicating with Document
Authors, WG Chairs or ADs. The direct mail addresses for these
individuals are available in the documents that they write, in the WG
charters, and on the IESG web pages, respectively.
I believe that Russ's argument is correct. We do publish the direct
email addresses of WG Chairs and ADs on www.ietf.org, and I take
those (and addresses such as chair(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org,
iab(_at_)iab(_dot_)org) to be the official ones that clearly must accept
mail from anyone except obvious spammers. If we declared the
aliases at tools.ietf.org to be official, things would be different,
but they are in fact just a convenience as Russ says.
So I don't see any obstacle to applying a PR Action to them.
As Sam said, this has nothing to do with the specific case in point.
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