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Re: Publicly-readable list for only DDs and DMs to post to

Just to chime in with a voice from a regular scientific Debian user:

Whether there is a public or private Debian developers mailing list is
about as relevant to me as the price of cheese on Venus. I honestly
don't feel the community is any more open or closed regardless.

As much as transparency is important; it is more important that we
have trust and pragmatism. I trust the developers to make good


On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:50 AM, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Clint Adams <clint@debian.org> writes:
>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 03:17:20PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>>> It's important in order to make the project feel more welcoming and open.
>> I bet that's truer than you think it is.
> It's possible for it to be both true and ironic at the same time.  :)
> Also, part of what makes being more welcoming and open hard is that
> different people find different things welcoming and open.  There are some
> obvious basic ground rules (treat everyone decently, don't be
> exclusionary), but when it comes to preferences on chatty versus on-topic,
> people vary.  A lot.
> --
> Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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