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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject No dev-, user- lists for small podlings (was: Re: [PROPOSAL] Kitty to Enter the Incubator)
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2010 07:10:42 GMT
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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