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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: E-Mail client guidelines on the mailing list
Date Fri, 04 May 2012 00:13:30 GMT
To clarify, I said there were no fixed rules on how a project conducts itself (like the e-mail
discussion).  The ASF is not completely lawless :) 

Matt Hogstrom

A Day Without Nuclear Fusion Is a Day Without Sunshine

On May 3, 2012, at 4:32 PM, Wido den Hollander wrote:

> Hi,
> Matt told us yesterday (at the CloudStack event) that there are no rules on a Apache
project, but I do think some guidelines are needed.
> One of the things we should discuss is the usage of the devel list and how you post on
> I'm suggesting to use:
> - Plain-text e-mail only
> - No disclaimers or big signatures
> - No top-quoting, only bottom quoting or in-line
> - Send patches using "git send-email"
> - Always Reply-All
> I regularly read my e-mail on my phone or on some other high-latency, low-bandwidth connection
and in those cases it's nice to have plain-text e-mail only.
> Also, I like plain-text e-mail :-)
> Keeping the mailing list clean should make it easier to participate and keep track of
all the conversations.
> Comments? Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Wido

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