[Members] too many lists!

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Dec 1 17:12:54 UTC 2011


On 11/24/11 6:44 AM, Steffen Larsen wrote:
> 
> On Nov 24, 2011, at 11:21 AM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> 
>> On Thu Nov 24 02:20:40 2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> According to http://mail.jabber.org/mailman/listinfo we have the
>>> following email lists at xmpp.org:
>>> API
>>> BOSH
>>> CommTeam
>>> Council
>>> devcon
>>> gaming
>>> Interop
>>> Jingle
>>> Members
>>> mobile
>>> MUC
>>> News
>>> Operators
>>> PubSub
>>> Security
>>> SharedEditing
>>> SIP-XMPP
>>> social
>>> Standards
>>> Summit
>>> TechReview
>>> webteam
>>> whiteboarding
>>> WS-XMPP
>>> xmpp-commits
>>> xsf-ietf
>>
>> Yikes. Half of these I'd never heard of.
>>
>>> At the least, I think we can easily disable (but not remove the archives
>>> for) the following lists, because they have had no posts of substance in
>>> 2011:
>>> API
>>> devcon
>>> gaming
>>> mobile
>>> News
>>> SIP-XMPP
>>> webteam
>>> whiteboarding
>>> WS-XMPP
>> Seems fine.
> 
> 
> +1. Good idea.

Done.

>>> I suggest that we can do the same with the following lists, which are
>>> not very active (discussion can be redirected to members at xmpp.org,
>>> standards at xmpp.org, or jdev at jabber.org):
>>> CommTeam => members at xmpp.org
>>> SharedEditing => standards at xmpp.org
>>> social => jdev at jabber.org
>>> TechReview => members at xmpp.org
>> I'd rather shut down the teams, and replace them with SIGs - I don't see a need to restrict these to the membership. I'd also like to stick someone in charge of these, so there's a responsible body to keep things going - that person, I think, ought to be a member.
>>
> 
> Good idea to shut down some of the teams. Last time I tried to organize a tech review, only a few heads showed up. 
> And actually we already have a person in charge of the tech team - event though I have never seen him online doing a tech review. 

I think it would be good to have a separate discussion about the teams.

>> As for Social, I honestly don't know where that belongs. I'm not sure it deserves its own list, but I wouldn't merge it with jdev either - nor standards...
>>
>>> In the future we might want to close lists like MUC, PubSub, and
>>> Security, but the lists mentioned above would make a good start.
>>
>> Security is an oddball - we have lots of folk on there that wouldn't care as much about general XMPP work.

Agreed.

>> But MUC and PubSub haven't really proven themselves to be worthwhile as a seperate list (almost the opposite). I could also say the same for Jingle, even if it's much more active.

Yes, the Jingle list is useful. I have my doubts about MUC and PubSub.
But we're making good some progress. :)

/psa





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