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
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