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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Welcome to
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2010 08:26:22 GMT
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:11 AM, Daniel Kulp <> wrote:

> The BEST model to look at is the commons project at Apache.   They have a very
> diverse set of sub projects and have been very successful at being able to
> provide adequate oversight on all the projects.   How do they do it: they
> MANDATE that there are not separate dev lists for each project.

It is also the best example of a mailing list with an extremely bad
ratio between noise and content, at least for me.

> If the traffic about a particulare subproject grows enough to overwelm the
> rest of the projects, that's usually a sign that it's ready to spin out.
> Thus, if you don't like it, start participating with XML-RPC, submit patches,
> foster ideas, etc.... and help it grow to a point where it's ready to
> graduate.

XML-RPC is most likely not a project which will grow. It is in
maintenance mode and has been just that for a couple of years. It is
extremely unlikely that you have a chance to attract interest for the
ws project under its contributors / users, unless they move their
professional interest, which would be an event unrelated to either


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