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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Inexpensive Lists
Date Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:39:53 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.

Get real. How is that going to happen? Are you seriously suggesting that 
the ASF is responsible for what people post to lists?

>  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@.

That is not an example of exposing ASF to unwanted liability.

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