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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Creating announce@ lists by default
Date Fri, 10 May 2013 02:29:21 GMT
Hey Marvin,

Did you get anywhere with this?

Thanks,


On 30 March 2013 15:39, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> > Thanks Greg. Sane advice. I'll add this to my todo list and see if I can
> > come up with a patch for the docs.
>
> The obvious place to patch is the descriptive paragraph here:
>
>   http://incubator.apache.org/guides/proposal.html#template-mailing-lists
>
> However, I question whether decisions about mailing lists should be made by
> the small group that typically works up a proposal.  Why not start off with
> just a dev list and have the entire community participate in discussions
> about
> what additional mailing lists to add?
>
> *   Do we need a user@ list yet?
> *   Where should commit notifications be sent?
> *   Where should issue tracker notifications be sent?
> *   Should we add an announce@ list?
>
> These questions all have interesting implications with regard to community
> dynamics, and I think it would benefit podlings to be considering them
> early
> on.
>
> So, I'd like to propose a page describing the various mailing list choices
> that top-level Apache projects have made and the tradeoffs, which I
> volunteer
> to write and which I think ought to live on community.a.o rather than
> incubator.a.o.
>
> Once that page is live, I propose that we modify the proposal template so
> that
> the default is only a dev list.  Mailing list expansion then becomes part
> of
> the incubation curriculum, along with code import, header change,
> preparation
> of a release management procedure, making a release, recruiting new
> contributors/committers/PMC-members, and so on.
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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