The Bugzilla Project is interested in hearing about your feedback

Frédéric Buclin lpsolit at
Tue Jul 27 13:17:41 CDT 2010

Hello dear Bugzilla maintainers and administrators,

I am Frédéric "LpSolit" Buclin, the QA lead and one of the two assistant
project leads for the Bugzilla project. You are receiving this email
because you have already been contacted by Max Kanat-Alexander (mkanat)
some time ago when he did a survey about Bugzilla, or because you have
been CC'ed to two notable security bugs in 2009, from where I took your
email addresses.

A few days ago, core Bugzilla developers were talking about relaxing a
security policy, and we couldn't come to an agreement because some of us
disagree to relax this policy, while some others are fine with this
change. We realized that the lack of agreement was because we didn't
have enough data from real Bugzilla installations, and that having
feedback from maintainers and administrators of large and popular
Bugzilla installations was important in this process. Now you probably
see why you are getting this email, aren't you? :)

The proposed idea is to create a new mailing-list, containing mostly
maintainers and administrators of main and popular Bugzilla
installations, to discuss security policy changes and major UI changes.
This mailing-list should be low-traffic (I don't expect more than 2-4
threads per year). To be clear, we are not going to talk about technical
aspects of Bugzilla; important back-end changes being already discussed
in developers at Also, we are not going to talk about minor
UI changes, those changes being discussed with the UI lead. The goal of
this mailing-list is only to get feedback from you, to know how a
security policy change or a major UI change would affect your
installation and your users, based on your work flow and based on your
own management. So this is a good opportunity to let us know how you
would be affected by such or such change.

So in order to create the mailing-list, I need to know who would be
willing to be in this list and give us their feedback. There will be a
way to unsubscribe, in case you are no longer interested to participate.
Your feedback is important to us!

Please let me know if you are interested or not (with a short reminder
about which Bugzilla installation you maintain, to make sure I'm
up-to-date), so that we can add you to this new mailing-list. The first
topic will be about the security policy change I talked earlier.

Best regards,

Frédéric Buclin

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