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Subject svn commit: r567326 - /incubator/stdcxx/site/index.html
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2007 20:34:29 GMT
Author: sebor
Date: Sat Aug 18 13:34:29 2007
New Revision: 567326

2007-08-18  Martin Sebor  <>

	* index.html: Added a section on Communication.


Modified: incubator/stdcxx/site/index.html
--- incubator/stdcxx/site/index.html (original)
+++ incubator/stdcxx/site/index.html Sat Aug 18 13:34:29 2007
@@ -160,6 +160,7 @@
         <li><a href="#contributors">Contributors</a></li>
         <li><a href="#committers">Committers</a></li>
         <li><a href="#ppmc">PPMC</a></li>
+        <li><a href="#communication">Communication</a></li>
         <li><a href="#lists">Mailing Lists</a></li>
         <li><a href="#references">References</a></li>
         <li><a href="#disclaimer">Disclaimer</a></li>
@@ -1196,10 +1197,68 @@
     </div>   <!-- section -->
     <!-- section ================================================= -->
+    <a name="communication"></a>
+    <h2 class="boxed">Communication</h2>
+    <div class="section">
+      <p>
+Communication about the project and all decisions take place on the
+project's mailing lists. There are a number good reasons why
+communicating on mailing lists is preferable to other ways of
+communicating, including private email or instant messaging. Some of
+the important ones include:
+      </p>
+      <ul>
+          <li>
+Unlike communicating in private, mailing lists make it possible for
+all list subscribers to benefit from the discussion, and provides an
+opportunity for those who wouldn't be invited to the private
+discussion to offer their own feedback on the subject.
+          </li>
+          <li>
+Unlike Instant Messaging, mailing list make it possible for interested
+parties to participate asynchronously, regardless of which time zone
+they are located in.
+          </li>
+          <li>
+Unlike private communications, mailing list discussions are archived
+for future reference, with the archives being easily searchable by
+anyone interested. Mailing list archives are important not just so
+that new contributors can learn from past decisions but they are an
+indispensable tool also for long-time committers when we forget why
+certain things were done a certain way.
+          </li>
+          <li>
+It is the preferred mode of communicating for all Apache projects. See
+the <a
+section of <a
+href="">How the ASF
+          </li>
+      </ul>
+      <p>
+If you choose to contact one of the project committers in private
+expect to be directed to the mailing lists.
+      </p>
+    </div>
+    <!-- section ================================================= -->
     <a name="lists"></a>
     <h2 class="boxed">Mailing Lists</h2>
     <div class="section">
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