RFE: use patchwork to submit a patch
rostedt at goodmis.org
Tue Oct 15 23:37:41 AEDT 2019
On Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:56:58 -0400
"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> So it's an extreme case, and is an example of corp e-mail insanity.
> The good news is that for companies that are really serious about
> working with upstream, they will roll out solutions for their own
> customers. For example, with IBM, since Lotus notes was maximally
> unfriendly to OSS development practices, they created a separate mail
> system with ldap at linux.ibm.com addresses be cause it was simply
> impossible to engage with upstream development using ibm.com
> addresses. So there are work arounds, and I encourage you to reach
> out to other Google kernel developers --- and if you are unhappy,
> please file internal bugs against the corp infrastructure.
Note, one issue is that some corporations do not want to support two
email services. It's hard enough securing one, opening up another one
is just opening another door to be cracked.
We do file bugs when there's issues, but that doesn't mean they will be
resolved. I have special permission to use my personal account, but
most people at my company do not have that permission, and this is a
heart ache for those that need to send email via the corporate email
Now, if we had a way to send and receive upstream patches via a web
site, that would actually make things easier.
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