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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Too many lists
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:32:17 GMT
On 15 December 2011 04:00, Albino Biasutti Neto <> wrote:
> +1
> I see that the project AOO is getting quite mature, and capable of other
> lists.

That is the reverse of what I was saying. I am saying there is *not* a
need for loads of lists. Maturity has nothing to do with it, I'm
talking about community health.

I *don't* want to see unnecessary (at this time) lists (with the
emphasis on "at this time").


> 2011/12/14 Ross Gardler <>
>> I'm really concerned about the tendency of the AOO project to keep
>> proposing and seriously considering new lists (well that is probably
>> over stating it, but I am genuinely concerned).
>> Each time you create a list you separate the community from itself. It
>> should not happen until there is a proven need for it. Splitting the
>> community in this way leads to questions like "which list should this
>> be on" and subsequently "which list should I search to find the answer
>> to this".
>> The most recent example is the I10n proposal. It will, probably,
>> become necessary to create such a list in the future. But i10n affects
>> everyone, not just those doing translations. The discussion about how
>> to structure the I10n effort in AOO should happen here where everyone
>> can easily find it.
>> Clear email subjects will allow people to quickly skip over emails on
>> topics they are not concerned about, but it ensures that nobody is
>> forced off into a quiet corner where they are all alone.
>> Ross
>> --
>> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
>> Programme Leader (Open Development)
>> OpenDirective
> Best,
> --
> Albino Biasutti Neto
> <>

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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