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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: [Request] create mailing list
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:15:44 GMT

On 8 November 2011 15:58, Donald Whytock <> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM, eric b <> wrote:
>> As a compromise, what about to create  ?
> We could certainly move all the name-calling there...
> At the moment, though, policy issues, legal issues and the like are
> still development issues simply because the precedents haven't yet
> been set.  So what would be talked about on ooo-discuss that wouldn't
> have an impact here?
> Or would that be a place for those discussions that take on a life of
> their own, such that someone says, "Okay, let's take this to
> ooo-discuss", whereupon it gets hashed out and comes back here with a
> [Proposal]?

 In OOo-land, discuss list conversations were often initiated (if not
always) by non-developers expressing wishes, comments, complaints or
other OT stuff, though that latter was limited. Developers intervened
and explained and invariably politely explicated what was what.

However, that was the old OOo site. The new Apache one has a stronger
developer focus. It's not as much a discursive site as the old. So, I
tend, using that logic, to favour a purely dev@ list focused on

But there remains the problem—or virtue—of the non-developer
contributor whose contributions are immensely valuable and include not
just localizations, but also extensions, templates, etc. etc., that
make OOo as usable as it is (and would make it even more usable).
Where these discussions take place is the question.

> Don

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