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From Emilian Bold <emilian.b...@protonmail.ch.INVALID>
Subject [DISCUSS] Merging back netcat@ into the dev@ mailing list
Date Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:15:05 GMT
Hello,

I believe all the Apache NetBeans contributors should use the dev@ mailing list.

The dev@ mailing list is our Apache 'central square' so to speak and even if we don't work
on the same particular issue, we should get to know each-other, at least by name.

The separate netcat@ mailing list is splitting the contributor community.

I think initially netcat@ was created because it might have too much traffic. But looking
at the archives I see dev@ has an average of 460 emails per month while netcat@ is much more
spiky and reached its maximum of 350 emails during March while now it's at 30-40 emails per
month.

Of course, emails are grouped into threads / topics so they are easier to follow or ignore.
Thus, the load is not that much.

Personally, I was surprised a while back how familiar Efrem Mc was on the dev@ mailing list
and I just didn't know who he was. Turns out, he is much more active in NetCAT but I was not
subscribed to netcat@ at that time.

Enthusiasm is contagious and if people doing NetCAT care a lot about something it will spill
into development interest too. And a development problem might invite some second look from
quality acceptance.

So my suggestion is to bring all NetCAT communication onto the dev@ mailing list.

I would like to hear your opinion and I hope that at the end we'll have a VOTE about this.

PS: I'm crossposting this to both the dev@ and the netcat@ mailing list.

--emi


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