On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 08:49:21PM -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote: > AgentM wrote: > >Sorry, but I don't get it. Why offer a closed forum for an open project?
Open source developers already send private emails, private instant messages, or join private chat rooms. > Because jabber is a live medium, unlike email. I don't want people > pinging me, out of the blue. It is the whole reason I don't use any of > the public networks. The point is for the people who are actually part > of the project infrastructure to be able to communicate. > In the end it will likely be opened up more, but for now we are taking > baby steps. Assuming the conversations are not secret, and they are being used for an official purpose, should they not be displayed as a public log, accessible from a www.postgresl.org? Baby steps that are away from an open model would serve to discourage public knowledge or public contribution. I find myself already surprised about features finding their way into PostgreSQL. Most often the surprise is pleasant, however, it seems there is a disconnect in the communication if somebody monitoring the mailing lists cannot determine what will be included in, say, PostgreSQL 8.2, without asking "what will be in PostgreSQL 8.2?" Cheers, mark -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] __________________________ . . _ ._ . . .__ . . ._. .__ . . . .__ | Neighbourhood Coder |\/| |_| |_| |/ |_ |\/| | |_ | |/ |_ | | | | | | \ | \ |__ . | | .|. |__ |__ | \ |__ | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them... http://mark.mielke.cc/ ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 5: don't forget to increase your free space map settings