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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Inexpensive Lists
Date Thu, 22 Jul 2004 06:54:12 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> Mailing lists without PMC oversight should be treated with extreme caution. 
> Lists without the necessary oversight might expose the ASF to unwanted 
> liability.  The ASF isn't a personal soapbox medium: it's meant to 
> facilitate collaborative software projects.

Agree, on all of those points, with bells on.

> For example, this list (community@) is a *horrible* waste of time that adds 
> little value: almost every topic here has a more appropriate list elsewhere 
> in the ASF (or, ideally, outside of the ASF).

Disagree. There are many topics that need to be on a list
that reaches across projects. I often have issues that i
want to raise with a broader audience. Sure, we need to
think about it and send to other lists as appropriate.

> But, people seem to use this 
> list as a dumping ground and are often too lazy to think
> about what the 
> 'proper' list is - instead they just post to community@.

Agree. People need to be discerning. We should either just
ignore inappropriate postings or ask the poster to desist.
The community should moderate them.

BTW, i thought that Antonio's alert about another potential M$
attack was warranted. He seems to care for the ASF as a whole.
On which other list is he going to alert us all?

David Crossley

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