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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: A maturity model for Apache projects
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:48:18 GMT
On 06/01/2015 Daniel Gruno wrote:
> projects unfortunately have a tendency to use their private lists for
> much more than committer votes and security issues, which I find is bad
> practice.

If you as a project had a competitor, possibly a proprietary one, would 
you discuss marketing strategy in public? Would you expect the same from 
your competitor? This is a purely theoretical issue, but some projects 
might be facing it. I don't have a clear-cut answer here. Maybe the 
answer is yes, but in practice journalists expect to use confidential 
channels. So press/marketing strategy might, and I repeat might, be 
among the discussions allowed on the private list. Marketing activities 
instead, as opposed to strategy, must surely be discussed on public lists.


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