[Mono-list] Re: mono-hackers --> mono-devel-list

Adam Treat manyoso@yahoo.com
Sat, 1 Feb 2003 08:15:48 -0500

On Saturday 01 February 2003 12:05 pm, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
> > No, I was never 'in charge' of writing this patch.  I think it is silly
> > to create a mailing list and a kludge patch where i'd be the only
> > subscriber to mono-devel-list and everyone else would be on mono-hackers.
> The solution I wanted -and I explained this to you on irc- was the above
> described.  I told you what needs to be done.  If you are interested,
> you are welcome to do it, or you will have to wait until I have the time
> to set it up.

I am very aware that this is the solution you offer, but that does not answer 
the question ... _why_?  Why do you want a developer mailing list with only 
one subscriber while everyone else uses mono-hackers for development 
discussion?  Why not just create an *open* mono development mailing list 
which everyone can use to discuss mono's technical development and create a 
different mailing list for Ximian's secrets?  This way mono can be developed 
with the benefit of full community participation.

I see no reason why you continue to insist on combining a developer mailing 
list with a secret list where you discuss internal Ximian confidential 
information.  If mono is a community project, as opposed to a Ximian project 
with limited community participation, then this should be rectified.   

> > You said you'd create the list when you returned from Mexico and when you
> > didn't I asked and you gave this excuse.  Why can't you just set up a
> > regular mailing list like all of the others.  As we discussed, you could
> > use mono-hackers/secrets for your confidential information and the
> > development discussion could take place on an open mailing list.
> You can use mono-cli-list, mono-classes, mono-gc, mono-winforms,
> mono-sd-port and mono-docs-list to discuss a particular topic.

It is not a matter of what *I* use to discuss mono development if everyone 
else is using mono-hackers.  Why on earth would I want to join a mailing list 
where I am the only subscriber?