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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: mailing lists and fragmented communication
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:33:42 GMT
+1

On Fri, 2013-01-18 at 17:21 +0000, Gordon Sim wrote:
> I believe that we have too many mailing lists and that we are missing 
> out on valuable collaboration and transparency as a result.
> 
> Too often in the past topics have been discussed on the dev list without 
> reflecting any of the discussion back to the user list, keeping a large 
> part of the community in the dark. Now that we have a distinct list for 
> proton there is the possibility of yet more fragmentation.
> 
> I honestly believe that we would be better off with just one list for 
> discussions. I think there will increasingly be issues that cross-cut 
> different components or that would benefit from wider participation. Not 
> all topics will be of interest to all subscribers, but that is always 
> going to be the case.
> 
> It doesn't seem to me like any of the lists are so high in volume that 
> this would cause significant problems. More rigorous use of subject 
> could help people filter if needed. (JIRA and commit notices I think do 
> warrant their own lists allowing a lot of the 'noise' to be avoided if 
> so desired).
> 
> Any other thoughts on this? Does anyone have fears of being deluged with 
> unwanted emails?
> 
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