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Re: But Why? Re: [fab] Split Fedora-Announce-List



A lot of discussion here.

Who's got the ball to make the decision?

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On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 08:30 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 17:23 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 03:43 -0500, David Eisenstein wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Could there be downstream consequences to changing the lists and/or adding a
> > > > new one?  Could there be end users or corporate users or security-related
> > > > mailing lists or websites that will be affected if all of a sudden
> > > > Fedora-Announce-List is bereft of software update announcements?
> > > 
> > > We would send a announcement to the list explaining the nature of the
> > > change and why it is made of course.
> > 
> > Which would be an interesting test of David's point -- do people who
> > depend on the content and structure of f-announce-l actually read it?
> > 
> > I'd recommend in fact _only_ announcing the idea on f-announce-l and set
> > a specific reply-to for fedora-list or another general discussion list.
> > If that does not generate enough discussion, then we'll know something
> > more than we did before, and can carry the discussion down to specific
> > lists.
> > 
> > IME, certain kinds of announcements need to be carried into sub-projects
> > intentionally.  When I see something I think Fedora Documentation needs
> > to see from f-announce-l, I forward it.  I personally think is makes
> > sense from a content perspective to separate out automated content
> > (package updates, build reports) from general discussion content,
> > especially when one threatens to overwhelm and drown out the other.
> > 
> > However, I don't know if it is a good idea to separate _security_ update
> > announcements into just a package update list.  I think those warrant a
> > double-post, one to a package list for all software updates, and one to
> > a general announcement list.
> 
> The problem with that is that many people *only* want the announcements
> and do not need the package updates information especially for all the
> current releases like within Fedora Ambassadors. The arrangement you are
> suggesting would be more fit for end users who only want to package
> updates but not the announcements. I dont think there is any value in
> that.
> 
> 
> Rahul
> 
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