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From Dan Haywood <dkhayw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: No dev-, user- lists for small podlings (was: Re: [PROPOSAL] Kitty to Enter the Incubator)
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2010 07:16:37 GMT
  Isis mentors:
Given we're in the same situation and are still being bootstrapped, 
should we follow this advice, ie start off with a combined mailing list 
for -dev and -user?
Dan

On 08/09/2010 08:10, Martijn Dashorst wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Greg Stein<gstein@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 20:29, Matthew Sacks<matthew@matthewsacks.com>wrote:
>>> ...
>>> *Mailing Lists*
>>>
>>> kitty-dev
>>> kitty-commits
>>> kitty-user
>>>
>> Is there a large user community already? If not, then splitting the
>> community across dev/user does not make sense. You want to keep the users
>> and developers on the same mailing list until one starts to overwhelm the
>> other. By partitioning the lists too early, you risk never reaching
>> "critical mass" on *either* mailing list.
> This is actually great advice, and I wish we'd done this with a couple
> of podlings that are currently too small to graduate.
>
> In retrospect empire-db and etch really could have done without the
> user- list IMO.
>
> Martijn


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