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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] admin help

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] admin help
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 10:07:20 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060126

Since you have a fencepost account and contribute to GNU Emacs, we can
reasonably trust you.

We granted you access to ~svadmin. This is a normal user account from
which you can look at the system, and make a proposal for improvement

Feel free to drop by #savannah on Freenode and/or send mail to this


On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 09:15:31AM +0200, Sylvain Beucler wrote:
> Savannah admins, I need your point! See below.
> On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:28:04PM +0100, Dave Love wrote:
> > Sorry I got called away and I'm about to go away again for the weekend.
> > 
> > Sylvain Beucler <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > > I don't remember seeing your previous mail, but help is still welcome.
> > 
> > It was some time ago.  No matter.
> > 
> > > We would like to have as much help as possible for the project
> > > submissions reviews, because this is what the most time-consuming
> > > task today.
> > 
> > OK, I can doubtless do some of that.  I can also do sysadmin jobs if
> > that's any use.  [Do you have a monitoring system in place for the
> > services?  I have some experience of that if it's of any interest.]
> That's of interest :)
> > > Our other tasks are mostly described at
> > >
> > 
> > I'll check it after the weekend.
> > 
> > > Do you already have some wishes about how you would like to help?
> > 
> > Not particularly, although I'd be quite interested in keeping my hand
> > in at sysadmin while I'm not doing it professionally.
> > 
> > > We would also be much interested in some story-telling about the time
> > > when some people had root on the GNU systems :)
> > 
> > I don't think there's much to tell.  People were generally trusted in
> > those days if they were reasonably well-known, and if something needed
> > doing, you tended to be given the means of doing it yourself.  These
> > days even rms seems to worry somewhat about security (rightly so).
> From what you said, we can expect some punctual contribution from you.
> Currently, we trust Savannah contributors by involving them in the
> long term with increasing privileges grants, which may or may not be a
> good idea.
> Since it probably won't fit with your situation, let's discuss with
> the other admins about giving you more directly some shell access. For
> example, we could give you normal user access for you to study the
> installation (in addition to reading the docs about it), then discuss
> what we could do about that, and possibly give you the means to do it.
> Then everything about what you do and intend to do will be a matter of
> communication :)

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