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From David McKay <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Move forum & support discussions to ooo-users@
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 15:44:14 GMT

On 08/09/2011 15:18, Shane Curcuru wrote:
> I don't know why I didn't think of this before!
> [PROPOSAL] Ask the community to move all discussion of forums, user 
> support, forum management or technical implementations, over to the 
> ooo-users@ mailing list.
> Rationale:
> - ooo-dev@ is pretty heavily loaded, and this will reduce traffic for 
> people just working on code, build, and code IP issues.
> - Much of the discussion about forum governance and technology is 
> coming from new (to Apache) users who have already expressed 
> frustration at the high traffic volume on ooo-dev@.
> - Issues of user support techniques and issues of compiler flags are 
> really unrelated, and could easily be on separate lists.
> - ooo-users@ is likely to remain somewhat quiet anyway until we have 
> more progress with a deliverable to show to end users.
> Note that this presumes sufficient PPMC members will also join the 
> ooo-users@ list to ensure that we can get proper consensus on any 
> issues there before bringing them up for [VOTE]s or the like.
> Note: history shows that it's important to think carefully before 
> opening new mailing lists or moving discussions between lists.  But I 
> think it's worth doing in this case.
> - Shane

I'm not against a move, but I hope that the initial dust-storm has died 
down and we can carry on here in the new calmer way.


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