Proposal for every WG to send a short summary *to other WGs directly*

Honza Horak hhorak at
Tue Sep 2 07:44:02 UTC 2014

On 08/26/2014 05:42 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:46:40 +0200
> Honza Horak <hhorak at> wrote:
> ...snip...
> I'm not against each group doing a summary, but as noted by Josh,
> sometimes the summaries are very repetitive ( ...still working on
> implemeting roles... etc)
>> List of proposed MLs to send this summary to:
>> server at
>> desktop at
>> cloud at
>> env-and-stacks at
>> devel at
> This is turning into my new pet peeve. ;)
> Cross posting to bunches of lists is not a good idea, IMHO.
> * It means the person posting the summary has to be subscribed to every
>    single list they are sending to.
> * It means if anyone hits reply to all they have to be subscribed to
>    every single list or deal with rejections/bounces/moderation.
> I think the best thing would be to mail just one list: devel.

All right, I see the point, cross posting does not seem to be very 
useful, devel@ or meetingminutes@ seem to be more appropriate way.

However, that's actually what we do already and I feel like it does not 
work very well. People need to pay attention to catch the meeting 
minutes they care about and since there is no summary of what is 
happening beyond meetings (on the group's mailing list or even any place 
else), it is almost impossible to stay tuned for non-members.

> Failing that, I think the best way we can do cross posting right now is
> for people to send seperate copies of an email to each list they want
> to post to, follow discussion on all those lists, and then do another
> sum up post if there's important feedback from only one list.

Just going back to the original idea -- my goal in the first place was 
to have a simple way for everybody who is interested in what working 
groups work on to learn about that quickly. Bringing this message to 
other groups directly was supposed to prevent people to forget staying 


>> Comments, ideas or better solutions are welcome as usually, but I
>> might be offline until Sunday, so do not expect any answers from me
>> in that time :)
> Fair enough.
> kevin

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