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Re: Adjustments to our work mode - please read

From: Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:28:35 -0500
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
Message-Id: <3515658D-EF2A-414F-84A8-30107CF6B4CB@redhat.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>

> On Oct 4, 2015, at 7:47 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> 
> Everyone,
> 
> A number of folks have commented over the years about how it can be difficult to follow this mailing list. This is especially the case for HTTP implementers who don't have the time to focus on such a high-volume channel.
> 
> I've been concerned about this for some time, since it can be seen as biasing participation towards "professional" standards people, and away from implementers and users. So, to see if we can improve matters for those folks without significantly disadvantaging current participants, I've been talking to our Area Director about experimenting with the group's working mode. 

FWIW, 

I am a recent implementor who has participated for a little over a year. I do not feel this list is in any way a high-volume channel, although it’s certainly true that in the case of a highly-debated topic, there is a brief, but manageable, spike. I imagine that anyone with the technical expertise necessary to participate in this forum also understands how to setup email filters. 

Overall, I appreciate the high-quality, thorough, and well structured comments that are sent to this list. I personally feel that github notifications would be a poor substitution. 

Thanks,

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Jason T. Greene
WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect
JBoss, a division of Red Hat
Received on Monday, 5 October 2015 16:29:05 UTC

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