Transparency, Community? (was Re: List-Id Changed why? )

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Sep 1 00:13:06 UTC 2006

Felipe Figueiredo wrote:

> On Thursday 31 August 2006 11:23, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> No, I won't tolerate your attempts to change the lists...
> ?

Matthew has repeatedly tried to redirect this thread to sounder.  I just
push it back where it belongs.

> Excuse me, but since when is the list "ours" (the community?) The list IMO
> is FOR the community, 

That's a pretty thin distinction.

> and I strongly believe it will much better suit it's 
> needs by removing ubuntu-overal discussion (like "has windows bee
> replaced", or "ubuntu is not free", god help us).

And, as I said, I expect that that is the decision the community would have
largely supported - and if we'd been consulted, and that was what the
consensus was, I'd have been happy enough.
> Did gmail asked anyone if they wanted another 1.5gig per account? Did they
> need to ask anything about it?

Of course they didn't need to ask.  Nobody ever complained about getting
more than they asked for.  People would scream, though, if they were
suddenly told "the limit is now 100MB - oh, and that's effective
yesterday".  We weren't even told _after_ the fact, until somebody asked
how it happened.

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