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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: Comments on committer process
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2003 18:49:09 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>>Was thinking of using the wiki as a place for votes in general...
>>easier to manage IMO.
> NO!
> Now for the explanation.  :-)  I am a big fan of Wiki, but it does not
> replace the mailing list.  The mailing list should be used for discussion,
> and MUST be used for voting.  The mailing lists are archived and provide an
> paper trail.  They are a record of the project.

not to mention the volatility of the wiki.  ANYONE can change it however they

It is ok for capturing a _snapshot_ of an ongoing conversation (i.e. the
latest and greatest design of a system).  Things like that tend to get a
bit muddled on the mailing list over time, so a WIKI with the latest and
greatest status helps out a heap.

For votes and such, the wiki is the wrong tool for the job.


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  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                 - Benjamin Franklin

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