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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: E-Mail client guidelines on the mailing list
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 23:47:26 GMT
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Wido den Hollander <wido@widodh.nl> 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 it.
>
> 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

I can't agree enough.

And honestly we've had these 'policies' in place for over a year:
http://cloudstack.org/discuss/mailing-lists.html
and our new ASF friends have the following mailing list guidelines:
https://www.apache.org/dev/contrib-email-tips.html

I know this is a big change for some - but please look at Wido's
comments above and learn how to set your mail client to behave
appropriately - at least in the case of the mailing lists.

--David

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