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Re: Cross project mailing list



On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, John Poelstra wrote:

> For lack of a better place I picked this list for this message.
>
> During my time in Fedora I have tried to help improve communication and
> coordination between the various teams. I'm finding it increasingly cumbersome
> to do this with our current set-up and present mailing lists.  Recent examples
> include the Release Readiness Meetings, Fedora 11 Retrospective, and the
> Zikula (CMS) project.
>
> I'm not a big fan of creating "yet another mailing list" but I think in this
> case it makes sense.  Previously I've sent announcements to
> fedora-advisory-board (f-a-b) and on other occasions created 8 separate emails
> to 8 separate lists so as not to upset those sensitive to cross-posting.  I
> think f-a-b is the wrong place to make cross distro announcements since its
> purpose is for transparent board discussion and the overall direction of the
> project.  On top of that the name doesn't make sense and is not
> self-descriptive.
>
> What I'd like to do is create a mailing list for the purpose of cross project
> communication and coordination.  The lead(s) from each team would be
> subscribed and anyone else interested release coordination and communication
> could also join.  This would also be the mailing list where decisions about
> whether all the teams are ready for launching a particular test or final
> release would be captured.
>
> I'm still looking for a good name for this mailing list--one that conveys its
> purpose.  Right now I'm leaning towards "fedora-release" while also looking
> for any other good ideas out there.
>

+1 to a list that's not an 'announce' list but allows for various team
leads to be notified of things and generally keep everyone in touch with
important goings on, questions, etc.

	-Mike


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