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Re: Idea: waterway@subversion.apache.org mailing list

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:48:46 +0100

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Would it be useful to have a mailing list dedicated for communications
> between us (upstream developers) and various downstream packagers and
> distributors?
>
> I suppose this basically boils down to whether downstream
> packagers/distributors are happy to follow this list (or users@, which
> we occasionally use for minor announcements / calls for testing), or
> whether a channel of lower volume than those two but higher than
> announce@ would be useful.
>
> Thoughts?

I think it's totally unreasonable to expect downstream people to follow
dev@ or users@. I think we should consider putting minor announcements
and (infrequent, targeted) calls for testing on announce@, to solve that
part. Does then following announce@ and the security channel(s) not work
well enough for distributors? Is it too hard or non-obvious for them to
communicate back to us perhaps, or any other problems you have been
thinking of?

I have heard it said that it works best to designate a mailing
list/channel/group for a given *topic* rather than for a given set of
*people*. Perhaps you could re-frame your idea in those terms?

- Julian
Received on 2017-08-21 13:48:53 CEST

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