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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: [Groovy] Next steps...
Date Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:52:53 GMT
On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:44 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
> On that note, interesting thing, just saw the commit go in for infra to
> create the mailing lists.  Are we really allowing new committers to be the
> mods? It's typically the mentors (from what I've seen).

Definitely having committers serve as listmods is better than Mentors.

Nobody is moderating messages from subscribers.  The job of
mailing-list moderators is mostly to approve messages from
non-subscribers and occasionally to deal with list-related
administrivia.

A common fail I've seen after graduation is for queued messages to get
lost because Mentors were the only moderators and they've drifted
away.  Having core contributors serve as listmods generally avoids
that problem.

Marvin Humphrey

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