On 17/08/10 11:58, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 20:15:40 (CEST), Andreas Tille wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 10:10:45AM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>> Perhaps? My biggest concern is that with 3 lists, it becomes more and
>>> more challenging to decide to which list to post. Replies to -vcs mails
>>> currently go to -maintainers because of the reply-to, so I guess that
>>> would remain. But what about discussion mails on -maintainers, that are
>>> supposed to go to debian-multime...@l.d.o? This overhead of
>>> meta-discussion about a topic being ontopic or offtopic is the price I
>>> see for having a third list. (it could be mitigated with a proper and
>>> clear charter, I imagine).
>> For me the maintainers list is way to noisy and I guess a lot of users
>> will see it the same way.  Moreover I'm afraid that just because of the
>> name of the list as well as the location users will not even consider
>> subscribing this list (as I would never have done if I would not
>> explicitely asked to raise the Blends topic here).  IMHO we have no
>> proper place to discuss the issues of multimedia users inside Debian and
>> that's a pity because we might loose users (and potential developers)
>> because of this.
> I've had a small private followup conversation with Andreas about
> this. He basically came up with the suggestion to turn
> debian-multime...@lists.debian.org from a *development* oriented mailing
> list to a *user* focused list. This way users can share their thoughts,
> concerns and kudos.

I thought this was the idea the whole time?

> While I don't think that this will significantly lower the amount of
> traffic (well, we actually widen the set of topics), I still think that
> it will be benefitial for pkg-multimedia, because:
>  - we get more contact with our actual users
>  - we learn what's pressing and bugging them
>  - we hopefully get more potential and real contributors, ideally even
>    new developers

Every time I think about it, I like it more. I think we should do that.
And announce it to the world via d-d-a.

Felipe Sateler

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