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

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Tue Sep 2 11:50:45 UTC 2014

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On 09/02/2014 03:44 AM, Honza Horak wrote:
> 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.

One thing I've been doing for the recent Server meetings is publishing
the meetbot notes to the Server WG blog (which appears on Planet
Fedora). I'm trying to get us in the habit of keeping more detailed
#info notes so that this will become more useful going forward.

>> 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 tuned.
> Honza
>>> 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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