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From Aaron Bannert <aa...@clove.org>
Subject Re: mailing list organizatoin (was: [VOTE] Mother may I)
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2003 04:34:29 GMT

On Sunday, January 5, 2003, at 07:56  PM, Greg Stein wrote:
> Personally, I prefer the separation, and for keeping the users on the
> developer's list. Separating the user/dev lists makes it too easy for 
> the
> developers to become detached from their actual users. Thus, placing 
> the
> commits elsewhere is good for the casual mailing list subscriber (since
> "everybody" is on the single user/dev list).
>
> The single user/dev mailing list is *especially* important when a 
> project
> first starts up. During that time period, it is very important to be 
> close
> to the early adopters -- they'll have great feedback and will want to 
> know
> what is going on with the project. It is only when a project is very 
> mature
> that it becomes at all interesting to separate the two.

+1

(There is a lot of this kind of experience and knowledge hanging
around in the backs of many of your heads -- we should write it down!)

-aaron


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