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Re: The W3C mailing lists will be limited to interest group participants.

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:25:42 +0100
Message-ID: <48626376.9090407@cancer.org.uk>
To: "Miller, Michael D (Rosetta)" <Michael_Miller@Rosettabio.com>
CC: W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

I'd agree (and raised this in an email about 2 weeks ago). I'm 
interested in the area, but currently work for an organisation that 
isn't going to pay for membership. I also wouldn't read the archives....

I don't really see why it should be restricted; having more members is 
not really more expensive (as it might be with a paper-based mailing 
list). If the problem is that there are people whom you don't want on 
the list/ flamers/ troll-merchants/ etc. then develop a procedure to 
kick them off, rather than excluding everyone else.

Frankly, I don't see any real upside in restricting the membership, but 
I might be missing something.


Miller, Michael D (Rosetta) wrote:
> hi all,
> i've also been lurking, even more so than phil.  priorities prevent me
> from being more active but without access to this list i would not be
> the proponent of SW at my work that i am.
> (if the list is restricted, will public be removed from the list name?)
> cheers,
> michael
> Michael Miller
> Lead Software Developer
> Rosetta Biosoftware Business Unit
> www.rosettabio.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org 
>> [mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
>> Phillip Lord
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:20 AM
>> To: W3C HCLSIG hcls
>> Subject: Re: The W3C mailing lists will be limited to 
>> interest group participants.
>>>>>>> "MS" == Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at> writes:
>>   MS> Jonathan wrote:
>>   >>> The W3C mailing lists will be limited to interest group
>>   >>> participants.
>>   >> 
>>   >> You mean public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, for example?
>>   MS> According to the last conference call, this might also apply to
>>   MS> this mailing list. How many people are subscribed to 
>> this mailing
>>   MS> list at the moment, and how many of these will be 'kicked out'
>>   MS> when the membership policy is enforced? 
>> It also depends on whether "limited" means reading or posting or both.
>> I've been a highly active lurker (erm...) on this list for years and
>> find it very useful for this. 
>> I wouldn't read it through public archives. Email or bust. 
>> Phil

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