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Kurt D. Starsinic
July 25, 2000 09:03
Re: What about many many mailing lists?
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On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 11:38:29AM -0400, wrote:
> A few people have made comments to the effect that the number of
> mailing lists must not grow to be too large.  But I think it would be
> a shame to decide this by accident.  it seems to me that a workable
> alternative would be to assume that there would be a few big,
> important mailing lists, but also that these would spin off small,
> temporary mailing lists whose purpose was to resolve some side issue
> and then present the conclusion back to the main group.
> I suggested to Nat that we could set up a web page or some other
> mechanism that would make it very easy to create a mailing list
> quickly and then to destroy it again later.  (I would volunteer for
> this if necessary.)  The technical issues are not difficult, because
> of EZMLM.  The security issues also do not seem to be difficult.
> I would be interested in whether this seems to be a good idea.

    I think you're on the right track.  It's best if we don't attempt to
hypothesize about the correct number of mailing lists, but it's important
that we decide what the relationship is between those mailing lists and
the Project Manager.  The `proper' number of lists at any given time will
depend primarily on the Project Manager's workload.

* Kurt Starsinic ( ---------- Senior Network Engineer *
|        `Brains do not secrete thought the way livers secrete bile.'       |
|                              - Marvin Minsky                              |

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