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Re: Mailing lists and RFCs

From:
Stephen P. Potter
Date:
July 28, 2000 11:31
Subject:
Re: Mailing lists and RFCs
Message ID:
200007281557.LAA25650@spp.users.ds.net
Lightning flashed, thunder crashed and Nathan Torkington <gnat@frii.com> whispe
red:
| The mailing lists have easily retrievable archives (I did that to
| catch up on the early bootstrap messages that I missed).  The goal of
| the different lists is to fragment discussion so that only those who
| care about the subject are involved.  Being automatically subscribed
| would defeat that.  So, no: the default is to have an empty
| subscription list.

Why not make it so that whoever requests the mailing list (the WG chair, or
whatever) also supplies an initial list of members, those who have already
expressed vocal interest in working on that problem.  Let any others who
haven't been vocal sign themselves up.

-spp



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