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From:
Adam Turoff
Date:
July 25, 2000 17:18
Subject:
Re: What about many many mailing lists?
Message ID:
20000725201720.B18710@panix.com
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 02:17:55PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> mjd-list-bootstrap <mjd-list-bootstrap@plover.com> writes:
> > I'm still expecting people to object to the idea of many many lists.
> > What happened to the people who were saynig yesterday that there should
> > only be a few lists?
> 
> My main objection would be mostly dealt with if the chairs of these
> "mini-groups" committed to summarizing the discussion and the results of
> the discussion on the separate mailing lists (or delegating this task to
> someone else) and posting those summaries to some main list.

I was thinking about this today as well, but about the bootstrap list
in particular.

My presumption is that a wg chair has an agenda, and has a background
for the wg area.  If the chair were to provide summaries in *all* cases,
it would lead to these problems:
  1) is keeping minutes an undue burdon on the wg chair?
  2) does the chair keeping minutes remove a check or balance on the process?

If someone *else* on a workgroup were charged with maintaining the weekly
summaries, it would be one less thing a chair needed to deal with, and 
one more way to involve a larger portion of the community.  It would also
provide checks and balances on wg chairs.

It's an idea.  Not sure if I'm for or against it.  

Z.


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