Re: A mailing list protocol

Randall Gellens <> Mon, 10 December 2012 02:39 UTC

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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:33:29 -0800
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Subject: Re: A mailing list protocol
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At 11:40 AM -0900 12/9/12, Melinda Shore wrote:

>  I'm increasingly not a fan of process documents.  It may be the case
>  that we need a process document addressing the problem of excessive
>  process documents.  I hope that where your efforts end up is a wiki
>  page or some such, which I think would be helpful, rather than an RFC,
>  which I think would not.

Unfortunately, I see little evidence that any of these would be 
useful in this case.  Process documents, web pages, and the like can 
only be useful if people follow them, and I don't see cause for 
optimism that anyone who isn't currently following what we desire 
will start doing so once the RFC or wiki page is published.  I'd be 
delighted to be wrong, of course.

Randall Gellens
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