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Re: Goodbye, Fedora (Limiting -devel to maintainers/contributers/etc?)



On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 07:22 -0800, Randy Wyatt wrote:
> 
>         Gilboa Davara wrote:
>         >
>         > Unless I'm mistaken, the original idea was that -devel
>         members has to be 
>         > sponsored before given rw rights.
>         > Being a fedora developer and/or an active -extras maintainer
>         will just
>         > speed things up.
>         
>         No.  fedora-devel-list was originally meant to be developer
>         discussion 
>         only.  End-user support does not belong here at
>         all.  Unfortunately,
>         this list has been increasingly failing us for a few reasons:
>         
>         - "developer discussion" is a gray area
>         - policing is a manual process of constant vigilance.  Effort
>         today 
>         leaves no lasting effects in a few days.
>         
>         What if more list members helped in the policing, making it an
>         actively
>         hostile place for end-users to post support questions?  I
>         dunno...
> 
> 
> Making any list actively hostile to end-users is a quick way to lose
> end-users. This is one of the reasons I no longer use openSuSE. 
> 

... but should end-users (with support questions) post in -devel?

- Gilboa



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