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Re: Volume on -devel

Our esteemed ex-DPL Ian wrote:
> -devel is too high volume, and has many posts from people who are
> apparently lacking in clues.  I hope that these people (I won't name
> names) are not developers.
> I renew my call for -devel to be closed to non-developer postings.
> Perhaps if -devel didn't have postings from nondevelopers we wouldn't
> be so tempted to discuss things on -private when there is no need for
> privacy.

But the amount of material on -devel which falls into the category of
"low-level flame-war" or "meaningless to-ing and fro-ing" by
developers is, in my humble and subjective opinion, far greater than
the amount of clueless stuff by non-developers.  And far more

As an in-between suggestion, given that developers-to-be should be
able to get involved in this list, is that potential developers
register their interest as such and are then given permission to post
to -devel.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
             Debian GNU/Linux Developer.  jdg@debian.org
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