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Re: The community has lost control... (Was: Re: Don't put new packages through updates-testing)

Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 15:36 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > On 03.06.2007 15:17, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > On Sunday 03 June 2007 02:48:35 Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > >> Well, see all those discussion that happened when ACLs were added, kjoi
> > >> introduced, the freezes were introduced and bodi put in place. Sure,
> > >> there are always discussions, but all those were quite worse and there
> > >> was a lot of confusion afaics... Don't read fedora-maintainers for a
> > >> week and suddenly you are not aware of how to build or push a package.
> > > So without reading the mailing list for maintainers,
> > 
> > A low-traffic fedora-maintainers-announce was requested multiple times
> > as some contributors mentioned that fedora-maintainers is to noisy for
> > them.
> One way traffic is inappropriate for a community project.

Wrong... in any biggish community there are people who are very into it,
and others more peripherally interested. You need some (low-traffic)
announcements together with your typical high-volume, flame-war-infested
(but hopefully not), discussion lists.

> > Like it or not, but for some people fedora-maintainers has to much
> > traffic;

> Then they better should not be maintainers!

Right. But there are other people interested in maintainance.
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