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From: Petteri R├Ąty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: reopening gentoo-council
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 23:43:17 +0300
On 31.07.2011 19:51, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> 
>> With a bit more than a week ahead of us for the next council meeting,
>> I'd like to start preparing the agenda, given that current practice
>> still is to send it out a week in advance.
> 
>> [...]
> 
>> Please add items to the agenda, and/or start discussions on this list so
>> we can prepare and see if it needs to be discussed (preferably just
>> voted on!) in the council meeting.
> 
> Please add the following item to the agenda:
> Should gentoo-council be used as a dedicated mailing list for council
> related topics (i.e. such topics that are in -project currently)?
> 
> Rationale see here:
> <http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-council/msg_6cad9409772fa44415e84005ff922145.xml>
> 
> If accepted, this would revert the decision of the previous council in
> its 2010-08-09 meeting that -project and -council lists should be
> merged into one (which however has not been implemented; the -council
> list is still functional).
> 

Some background information for why the decision was initially made is
available at:
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.council/787
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20100726.txt

Your rational is a bit off or can be understood incorrectly in how the
current rules go. Discussion should happen on the on topic mailing list
(most of the time gentoo-dev or gentoo-project). gentoo-project is only
used to submit threads to the agenda regardless of where the discussion
happens. gentoo-dev-announce can be used to draw attention to important
things. How do you propose people decide if something is gentoo-council
material or do we go back to the situation where threads get fragmented
to multiple mailing lists? If actual discussion happens elsewhere than
gentoo-council then I don't think we need a separate mailing list just
for handling agendas etc. Finally I think gentoo-project / gentoo-dev
reach a wider audencience but we should get verified numbers from infra.

Regards,
Petteri

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