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From Henning Schmiedehausen <...@intermeta.de>
Subject RE: Inexpensive Lists
Date Thu, 22 Jul 2004 07:47:12 GMT

if the information "everyone that is an ASF committer and wants to help
out can _subscribe_ to infrastructure@" would be more widely
disseminated, I'm pretty sure that more people will come. :-)

At least to me, this was not clear until a few minutes ago.

I just subscribed.


On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 09:43, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > If you are 'stuck' running the infrastructure, why don't you
> > let others help you?
> The Infrastructure Team has put out requests for help for over a year on
> things that would really help.  There have been a number of people added
> over the past year, who work on specific areas, such as JIRA, the Wiki, etc.
> Since last Fall we have added a number of additional root people (and will
> add one more this week).  Unfortunately, we have also grown significantly,
> and some of the people who previously did root work have curtailed their
> level of involvement, so it may not have been a net gain.
> > I still found no way to communicate with the infrastructure people
> > to offer *help*.
> infrastructure@ is the right, and obvious, place.
> > When eyebrowse broke down (e.g. for the Turbine lists), I asked on
> > infrastructure@ and offered to help getting it back up
> > However, it seems that "living in Silicon Valley" seems to be an
> > indispensable prerequisite to be considered as a helper for
> > infrastructure@.
> The two people who currenly do the most with the mailing lists are Berin
> Lautenbach and myself.  I am three time zones ahead of Silicon Valley, and
> Berin is half-way around the world.  The current noise about needing people
> in Silicon Valley has to do with work at the colo center on installing new
> machines.
> > Just being part of the community doesn't seem to be enough.
> No, but you do have to be an ASF Member to have access to the mail server
> because it provides you with access to otherwise confidential information.
> Similarly for root access.
> 	--- Noel
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