[ubuntu-marketing] use of Launchpad mailing list

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 16 09:59:33 BST 2008


On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 8:38 PM, Rubén Romero y Cordero
<huayra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
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>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Matthew East  wrote:
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>>> I noticed recently that there is a ~spreadubuntu team in Launchpad
>>> with its own mailing list.
>
> SpreadUbuntu is to be understood as a subteam of the marketing
> team, but also as a *normal* opensource project in the sense that we
> plan coding and using branches extensively. The marketing-team list is
> a discussion list, while the SU list will be more of a technical type
> of list to discuss what we want into the project and eventually
> technical
> details about our code.

I don't think that distinction is significant enough to warrant a
separate list. In particular, the marketing team mailing list is
*exactly* the right place to discuss what the team wants from the
spreadubuntu project. In fact, discussing those details elsewhere is
simply inviting fragmentation within the marketing team.

The spreadubuntu project, if done properly, could be a good way to
focus the marketing team on getting some work done. It falls directly
and squarely within the marketing team's competence and goals.

>>> It's generally desirable for projects in the Ubuntu community to use
>>> an existing list rather than begin a new one. Further, as you may
>>> know, we prefer that recognised projects use Ubuntu mailing lists at
>>> this time, rather than Launchpad mailing lists:
>>>
>
> I did notice this, but as much as we are part of the ubuntu community
> we need a channel of communication as an open source project as such,
> more than as a discussing team/subgroup within another team.

You've missed my point here. New projects in the ubuntu community, as
the page I quoted makes clear, should request mailing lists on
lists.ubuntu.com and not on Launchpad. In this case, I think the
spreadubuntu list was probably created before that policy was properly
communicated to the Launchpad mailing list administrators, so that's
the reason the list was approved. But in any event the main point I
want to make is that it shouldn't be required at all.

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Matthew East
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