[Fwd: questions about our mailinglists]

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Tue Jul 8 16:31:33 CEST 2008

On 8 Jul 2008, at 10:56, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 3:40 PM, arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de>  
> wrote:
>>> Please keep device-owners and community.
>> shouldn't community members and device owners more or less be  
>> congruent,
>> now the freerunner is in the world?
> Possibly.
> My observation is that any (ok, most) threads on the community
> mailinglist tend to evolve into a lot of
> 1) wishes for things that aren't in the devices today
> 2) requests / demands that things should be done differently
> which is good for future, but not so ood for specific question about
> current devices and current software.
> ...
> Well, it depends on what information you want. If you skip
> device-owners, you miss a lot of specific information about the
> devices and software, and the testing that owners do.
> I find that useful enough that I invest the little time extra to read
> that mailinglist as well.

I have messages from all Openmoko mailing lists filtered into a  
single mailbox, so I hadn't noticed the distinction between community  
& device-owners.

Reading your comments I think this might be a really good distinction  
to keep and I'm inclined to set up separate mail folders for the  
Openmoko lists. I think the result would be a concentration of more  
interesting posts.

Perhaps regulars could become more militant about replying "this  
should be on -community" and "replying to the correct list, -device- 

Sean - you say in your post of 8 July 2008 14:27:41 BST that you're  
inclined to remove 'device-owners'. Can I ask you to consider a while  
longer, please? We're talking about circa 100 messages per day, so it  
might be best not to be too hasty. Maybe you could simply combine  
'openmoko-devel' and 'distro-devel' into a single 'devel' list for  
the present and revisit the community & device-owners decision after  
some more discussion, perhaps waiting a few weeks?


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