Fwd: Fedora Magazine Mailing list created

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 20:00:58 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 01:53:31PM -0500, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
> On 08/23/2013 01:43 PM, zacharias.mitzelos at gmail.com wrote:
> >And also byfollowing the default is open method, that's why we
> >decided to make a mailing list on our own, to discuss about any issues on the
> >magazine with all the users. And we don't limit the discussions to bugs
> >on the magazine only, but to bring all discussions regarding the
> >magazine on this list. And we also want our visitors (and developers
> >ofc) to communicate with us (stuff) in a way. And not having them
> >contacting the marketing list ;)
> I don't understand the problem with contacting the marketing list.
> Can you perhaps make it clear to me how magazine-related discussions
> are not marketing-related and why they should be separate?
> >I don't think that making this list is "a too much". And needless to
> >say that any major changes on the magazine will be forwarded on the
> >marketing list so everyone can comment(eg. Fedora calendar). We don't
> >want to separate the magazine from the marketing team. ;)
> I'm not talking only about major changes, though - I'm talking about
> any general discussion.
> The magazine should be a core part of the marketing effort, IMHO.
> Having it require two lists seems counter-intuitive to that.
> >PS: the idea was discussed on our weekly meeting and no one
> >disagreed with that.
> Unfortunately, I was unable to make the meeting due to being in new
> hire orientation, or I would have disagreed. This is one of the
> reasons I like Apache's approach of taking decisions on the mailing
> list and having a 72-hour window to discuss things... by default,
> there's always someone who can't make a meeting due to time zone
> issues, work commitments, etc.

Right, another crucial part of "default to open."  At least give a
nominal time for people not attending to voice support, concerns,
etc. before a decision.  At the same time, establish a deadline so in
the absence of feedback, things can move forward without stalling.

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