Re: Summary of the debian-devel BoF at Debconf9
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:41:34PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> At the end some possible changes were proposed:
> * Defining On-Topicness more sharply, e.g.
> * Packaging Issues which pertain to more than one package
> * Non-packaging Development of Debian
> * Reconsider CCs
> * Maybe split off Packaging questions/issues to a new -packaging list?
> * Maybe split off WNPP Traffic to a new -wnpp list?
Considering the discussion at debconf and in this thread, maybe the
following (from a recent blog post of mine) could be a different
* Encourage people to re-subscribe to debian-devel now that the
traffic has been decreasing. Also contact people who take over
threads with repeating, frequent messages or with agressiveness
privately and request them to stop
* Be more proactive in moving off-topic threads elsewhere and define
on-topicness more sharply (e.g. development matters pertaining to
more than one (or a few) packages)
* Cut down ITPs somewhat by aggregating multiple similar ITPs into
one message and using specialised teams (pkg-perl, pkg-games) if
appropriate. Maybe also consider creating a new debian-itp mailing
list where all ITPs get CCed to as well
* Update our list (and more?) guidelines with a more steam-lined
version, possibly using the GNOME code of conduct as a base