Re: Mirroring posts to Web Payments CG?

My 2cts: being the one setting that up i can explain a bit the rationale.
The idea was that all mails coming to the mailing-list such as 
contributions, etc., will be only from the group members. The ratinale 
was to kep the pollution as low as possible, as well as ensuring that 
people who are not members or who are not committing to the IP policy 
can influence the direction of the work. So the overall idea was: you 
can follow the group work through public archive, you can comment on hte 
comment list, but you can't contribute to teh discussion if you are not 

Whether it was wise or silly, I've no clue. It seems that the situation 
has evolved, and what may be good few months back are no more adequate now.

Le 15/04/2015 17:10, David Ezell a écrit :
> It was always my understanding that non-participants could subscribe.
> I didn't test it, though.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Jacobs []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:02 AM
> To: Manu Sporny
> Cc: Web Payments IG
> Subject: Re: Mirroring posts to Web Payments CG?
>> On Apr 15, 2015, at 9:57 AM, Manu Sporny <> wrote:
>> Ian Jacobs wrote:
>>> Why not?
>> On 04/15/2015 10:04 AM, David Ezell wrote:
>>> The public ig list is set to be writable only by the IG members, but
>>> anyone can subscribe.
>>>  From what I understand, only IG members can subscribe.
>> Look at the Web Payments CG list or the WebAppSec list (at the top,
>> see "subscribe to this list"):
>> versus the Web Payments IG list (no option to subscribe):
>> You can follow along via RSS, but that makes it nearly impossible to
>> respond to discussions in a way that is threaded (and the reply-to
>> mail headers are stripped, and even if they were there, they'd point
>> to the wrong mailing list).
> I will ask the Systems Team to enable non-participants to subscribe to the list.
> Or if there is a problem in doing that I will let you know.
> Ian
>>> This was simply how it "came out of the box" from the chairs' point
>>> of view.
>>> I don't have any strong objection to changing it.
>> One possible downside is that we get flooded w/ comments from a very
>> small subset of people that don't necessarily make constructive
>> comments. I've always found that this risk is worth taking in the name
>> of transparency and inclusivity.
>> What I'm proposing is that we keep this mailing list the way it is,
>> and shunt those comments to the webpayments-ig-comments mailing list
>> so that those in this group w/ little time to deal w/ comments from
>> the public can ignore the webpayments-ig-comments mailing list and
>> focus on this list (which will have a much reduced email load).
>> That said, if we wanted to open this mailing list up to the public
>> like webappsec and html is, I'd be all for that. :)
>> -- manu
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>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: High-Stakes Credentials and Web Login
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