On 5/14/07, Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A quick point regarding mailing lists, I agree very much with the > point you make considering SNR, however that shouldn't be a reason to > keep mailing lists archives closed, unless trade secrets are > discussed > in it. What reason should we have to make them public? What valid interest is there? It's a private forum for a reason, and it's not just signal-to- noise ratio; it's also because we can freely discuss everything without having to worry how it's perceived to the outside world.
I want to add: it's very easy to say or do something that gets misunderstood by others. On the admin list we can flesh out ideas before anyone from the community starts thinking that we're going to do something stupid. We're simply not publishing the process that leads to the final decision, but we do of course publish the results to the public. Another example: before we had announced that JMicron would support us we worked out announcements together with JMicron. The archives just can't be public for these cases. But in the end we still announce almost everything (except for personal issues, like when we say how much we love each other, or when we kindly point out a big mistake made by someone :). Bye, Waldemar Kornewald