|Re: [eclipse.org-committers] What is appropriate use of this list|
Michael,Since you used "I think this" more then once in your own email I am surprised you didn't follow your own suggesting and haven't created "thread on the message board". :-)
Seriously speaking, if some emails in the mailing list are not important to you you are free to ignore them or use an rss reader instead, so it won't clutter your inbox.
I might be wrong, but as far as I know there is no other mailing list or news group at Eclipse that has focus on infrastructure issues or on issues that many committers are suffering from. This list is mandatory for all Eclipse committers and it is understandable that not all issues raised here would be interesting to all committers, but there are broad issues that don't have any other place to discuss.
regards, Eugene Masterson, Michael P wrote:
I agree that this list should remain open to all committers. My general view on distribution lists is that they should for the most part be one way communicaions. There are exceptions, for instance if there are some generic questions/answers that should be seen by the entire committer community. Or things like this where the community at large could beaffected by its outcome.But when a discussion starts to de-evolve into a "I think this", "Well I think that" topic these emails start to lose credibility and importance to me. I think it would be nice if such a thing starts to happen that the originator or someone involved in the discussion create a thread in a message board and provide a link so that only interested parties can be involved further. In fact, an originator's responsibility should be to consider whether the topic might warrant wide spread feedback and provide an offline forum in their post. I really think that the majority of the emails I get through this list ARE important and warrant my attention. I am interested in what other projects are doing and in designer news/tips regarding eclipse. I just hope people treat such a large distro with the respect it deserves.Mike-----Original Message-----From: Karl Matthias [mailto:karl.matthias@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 2:27 PMTo: eclipse.org-committers@xxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [eclipse.org-committers] What is appropriate use of this list Ok... so lets instead have a discussion about what is appropriate for this list. It's a public list. It's for committers. Spamming implies abuse of a resource, which I think is an unfair classification for at least half of this discussion, personally. Use of the repositories and version control systems to me seems quite appropriate given the relevance to all committers. Getting help installing SVN itself has been agreed to not be the correct place for this discussion, to which I also agree. We initially had this list closed to anything but announcements from anyone but the Foundation however many people asked for us to open it and we have done so (many months ago now). Doug S and others recently expressed interest in sharing this kind of information on the list. You clearly do not agree. We're a community, so a public consensus is probably the best way to handle it. Karl Masterson, Michael P wrote:For the love of all that is holy and good in this world: Please stop spamming the committers list (not just you walter but everyone responding to this thread). :'-(There are plenty of other interweb means of having this discussion ( message boards, newsgroups, etc )._______________________________________________ eclipse.org-committers mailing list eclipse.org-committers@xxxxxxxxxxx https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/eclipse.org-committers IMPORTANT: Membership in this list is generated by processes internal to the Eclipse Foundation. To be permanently removed from this list, you must contact emo@xxxxxxxxxxx to request removal. _______________________________________________ eclipse.org-committers mailing list eclipse.org-committers@xxxxxxxxxxx https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/eclipse.org-committers IMPORTANT: Membership in this list is generated by processes internal to the Eclipse Foundation. To be permanently removed from this list, you must contact emo@xxxxxxxxxxx to request removal.
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