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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Inexpensive Lists
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2004 20:01:50 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On Sunday, July 18, 2004 4:20 PM -0400 Brian McCallister 
> <brianm@apache.org> wrote:
>> I suspect that if 3 ASF'ers want to discuss a topic via email, and think
>> a mailing list would help, there should be a mechanism to simply have it
>> created, bang. Just my 2 cents =)
> 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.
> 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).  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@.
> Bitter?  Nah.  ;-)  -- justin

I completely disagree with this view.


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