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Re: Transitioning to WebApps Mailing List

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 16:48:49 -0400
Message-ID: <484EE8B1.3070105@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Web API public <public-webapi@w3.org>, "public-appformats@w3.org (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>

Hi, Maciej-

Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 6/10/08 12:18 PM):
> 
> Would it be possible to just automatically subscribe members of both old 
> lists to the new list, to smooth the transition?

Yes, it is possible.

I had thought of doing that, and got as far as concatenating a list of 
all subscribers to all lists and diffing that with the current 
subscribers to public-webapps... there's about 266 people subscribed to 
public-webapi and public-appformats that aren't yet on public-webapps. 
It would be easy enough for me to add them manually, with a notification 
email sent to all new subscribers.

However...
1) some people may object to being autosubscribed
2) I don't know if there are IPP implications

I will check with our legal/comm people on the IPP issue tomorrow.

As for being subscribed to a list without being asked... I don't know. 
On the one hand, these people are presumably already interested in the 
topics because they subscribed to at least one of the lists (and there 
was a lot of overlap), and they can easily unsubscribe... but on the 
other, well, people are weird.  What does everyone else think?

Like I said, I'm happy to do it if it's seen as a reasonable thing to 
do.  It would take me less time than it did to write this email, for 
sure. :)

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
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