"state of the project" message sent upon subscription

Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 04:54:29 CEST 2007

Jeff Andros wrote:
> What about creating a "state of the project" email that is sent on
> subscribe, kind of a welcome to openmoko, here's what's going on: a 2
> minute blurb to bring people up to speed, and reference them to the
> appropriate wiki pages to find out what else they need?  This would need
> to be kept reasonably up to date, probably revised after every big
> announcement, and after the bi-weekly emails.

That's a good start, but it's not nearly enough. That only addresses
people just joining, and it doesn't take into account the fact that
all the people who are only subscribed because they want to buy will
*not* be subscribing to any other lists. In fact, the instructions to
newcomers direct them to subscribe to the "announce" list, *not* this
one, so they will be completely in the dark. In fact, there may be
hundreds subscribed to the announce list who are expecting, as I was,
any updates to be posted to that list and are still completely unaware
of details of the postponement.

The bottom line is this suggestion is exactly what I was asking for in
the first place, with the one and only difference being that I was
asking for that information to be posted to the announce list.

But my request was somehow unreasonable and this one is not?????????

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