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[gnu.org #1783839] Updating info about fencepost account availability

From: Jason Self via RT
Subject: [gnu.org #1783839] Updating info about fencepost account availability
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:47:38 -0500

On Wed Dec 01 15:23:43 2021, Andrew Engelbrecht <andrew@fsf.org> wrote:
> Hello GNU webmasters,
> The following page seems to imply that any GNU contributor may have a
> fencepost account. In actuality, only a subset of GNU maintainers have
> acess, aside from edge cases like some webmasters, FSF interns, etc.
> As far as I can tell, the maintainers who do have access tend to be
> either the sole maintainer of a given package, or they serve an
> administrative role for that package. The way I know which maintainers
> to accept is according to a file maintained by the maintainers@gnu.org
> volunteers.
> We shouldn't include all of that detail, but it would be helpful if we
> say that some, but not all contributors to GNU may have an account.
> If it stays the same, it's not a big deal, but would likely lead to a
> little less frustration for people applying for and being rejected
> from getting a fencepost account.
> https://www.gnu.org/software/README.accounts.html
> Thanks, : )
> Andrew

If access to fencepost is intended only for maintainers (since the sysadmins 
check the maintainers file), maybe this page can be merged into maintain.texi 
and deleted.

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