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July 24, 2000 17:57
Re: group lists
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The Debian mailing list model *might* work here.

Their rule is that if you are a Debian developer (which is an official
term, over there) you *must* follow the debian-devel-announce mailing
list.  Meanwhile, there is a big, noisy, occasionally flame-ridden list
called debian-devel which many developers subscribe to, and a number of
more focussed lists such as debian-policy, debian-doc, etc.

The way it works is that conversation occurs either on -devel or on the
smaller lists, and when something important is decided or happens it is
posted to -devel-announce.  Conversations on -devel which are very
specialised eventually end up moving elsewhere, usually after someone
mentions "hey, shouldn't we be talking about this on the foo list?"

The effect is that anyone who wants to plunge in and get a general
overview subscribes to -devel; anyone who is involved in development but
doesn't have the time/energy for -devel subscribes to -devel-announce
and whatever specialised group interest them.


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