[linux-dvb] Announcement: wiki merger and some loose ends

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Tue Oct 28 20:27:39 CET 2008


On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 02:29:00PM -0400, Michael Krufky wrote:
> 
> What we would like to do is leave the video4linux and linux-dvb
> mailing lists as user lists, create a new -devel mailing list, and
> redirect v4l-dvb-maintainer to the new list.  (Probably hosted on
> vger, but that hasnt yet been determined)
> 
> The devel list would be an open list for developers only.  Any
> tech-support related stuff would remain on the lists that are still
> used today.
> 
> Specifically, we wanted to move the "v4l-dvb-maintainer" list to
> somewhere with spam filtering and turn this into a list where all
> development discussions and pull requests can take place.  We want a
> separation between user requests and developer discussion, so merging
> everything into a single list is not the direction that we want to
> take.

Personally I'm generally not in favour of splitting an
open source community in "users" and "developers", but
I guess I'm the odd man out with that POV...

However, similar to that there should be ONE developer
list, I think there should be ONE user list, and not
two. Maybe we should just shut linux-dvb down and ask
users to subscribe to the video4linux list? Or do
people think it's still useful to have distinct lists
for analog and digital?

Either way, IMHO you can't go wrong with moving v4l-dvb-maintainer
to vger so if you agree I'd like to encourage you to go forward with that.


Johannes



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