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From Joe Schaefer <joe+apa...@sunstarsys.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Openness
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 21:33:53 GMT
Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com> writes:

> VOTE 1:  would you like to make it possible for non-committers to
> read this mail list thru a web archive?
> 
>    [ ] +1 yes, let's make it readable
>    [X]  0 don't know/don't care
>    [ ] -1 no, let's keep it private
> 
> VOTE 2:  would you like to make it possible for non-committers to
> fully subscribe to this mail list?
> 
>    [ ] +1 yes, let's open it to everyone
>    [ ]  0 don't know/don't care
>    [X] -1 no, let's keep it for committers only
> 
> and invitees (contributors).
> 
> While every list is its own community, this "community" is supposed to
> be a subset of a bigger community, and I think having it restricted to
> people involved in the community helps accomplish that.  If
> "committers"  is too narrow a set, then it can be opened up to
> something wider but still less than "anyone".  Restricting it after
> the fact seems like an ugly game. 
> 
> The point is you can't join the community by joining "community", you
> have to be part of the community to join "community".

My sentiments exactly.

+1

-- 
Joe Schaefer

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