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From Paul Hammant <>
Subject Re: Is a mailing list the best option ?
Date Sun, 17 Aug 2003 15:31:40 GMT
Try Gmane if you do not like the Mail-list concept. It is very ususal 
for Apache projects to centre their activities on a mail-list. At least 
it has been for many years now.  This is VERY unlikey to change.

- Paul

> This is the first open source project that I have joined, but is there 
> a better mechanism compared to a mailing list? Just got back, and 
> check my mail box to find over 200 e-mails. End up having to read 
> replies, and not knowing what the actual questions were.
>   Would it be better to have a forum like environment, whereby people 
> can track the topics being discussed, and contribute to the ones that 
> are closest to their hearts? At the very least we can view the 
> questions, and the replies.
>   Also, maybe I need to catch up on my reading, but I seem to notice 
> coding going on, and people starting to patch the system up. Is there 
> any design documentation out? Use cases, sequence diagrams ? all that 
> object oriented design stuff? Would help alot for people to get a 
> holistic view of what is going on in the system

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