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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Working groups - different approach
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:01:10 GMT
On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Martin Heidegger <mh@leichtgewicht.at> wrote:
> I know we discussed working groups before. This time I want to focus on a
> different aspect.
> One person can not know or do everything. Flex has a variety of task in
> front of it -
> tasks that are better not ignored - that require a lot of expertise (man
> power) and coordination....

>... I think it would help the process if there were mailing-lists and persons
> who can answer in this topics
> clearly & have authority: managed working groups...

I disagree - busy mailing lists are good if well managed. Using
[translation], [testing] and similar tags in message subjects. As a
shameless but IMO useful plug, see my blog post at [1] for a more
detailed explanation based on Stefano Mazzocchi's "busy list pattern".

As for people in charge, the PPMC is in charge of such things, and if
only a subset of it is interested in translations, for example,
getting votes for those people, while others abstain, is good enough
to make progress, no need to appoint specialists.

If such topics become too noisy on this list the project *might*
decide to split lists, but splitting from the start is totally wrong
IMO, as you'd split community and create an "us and them" mindset
which is not good.

In summary, I think working groups can form right here and now, based
on [tags] and people doing stuff.


[1] http://grep.codeconsult.ch/2011/12/06/stefanos-mazzocchis-busy-list-pattern/

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