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On 18-07-2010 20:26, Petteri Räty wrote:
> My understanding of how our mailing lists are structured is that there's
> either an on topic mailing list or then a general one like gentoo-dev or
> gentoo-project. So this means that generally a message should only be
> sent to a single mailing list. If you want to all developers to see the
> post then use gentoo-dev-announce as documented here:
> I propose we add a statement to our list FAQ to ban cross posting the
> reason being that it leads to fragmentation of the thread when some
> people reply on one list and some on the other (and they aren't required
> to be subscribed to both). If agreed then I'll also send a post to
> gentoo-dev-announce describing the outcome. If there's no clear majority
> then I'll put this on the council agenda.
I can live with the cross-posting, in particular if it makes easier to
find an old thread - if the council meeting threads were sent to both
gentoo-council and gentoo-dev, it would certainly be easier to find it
on gentoo-council archives than gentoo-dev's. The cross-posting may also
be used to promote a discussion in a smaller ml, such as gentoo-council,
and to inform the wider audience in a general ml, such as gentoo-dev, of
decisions or important arguments in a discussion.
In any case, if people prefer to ban cross-posting, I can also live with
it. If we go down this route, then council issues, such as the agenda
for the meetings, should probably be discussed in the gentoo-dev ml to
ensure a wider audience.
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections
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