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Re: Summary and conclusions on github notifications

From: Philip Jägenstedt <foolip@google.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:00:25 +0000
Message-ID: <CAARdPYeoNb-2P=+fCRK52wOmJuoz91B6Ldmk5sn6hmS1LuoRfA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
FWIW, I just joined the list, and would be quite happy if there were no
GitHub-originating emails.

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 3:18 PM Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
wrote:

> This is a summary of the discussion around Github notifications.
> It is likely to misrepresent some people’s opinions. Apologies.
>
>
> Thesis: Github notifications are overwhelming other list traffic, and
> making the list “impossible to follow”. This sentiment has apparently
> been expressed by multiple people.
>
>
> The issue was posted to public-webrtc on October 27, and a few opinions
> were received.
> In no particular order:
>
>
> - Cullen Jennings noted that long term retention of when ideas were
> first proposed was important in patent litigations; having the only
> archive on github is therefore a Bad Thing.
> - Bernard Aboba noted that he finds the notification of issue and PR
> filing to be important.
> - Martin Thomson noted that a separate list solves the archive issue,
> and that he prefers github’s own tools for following issues.
> There were no other opinions stated on the list.
>
>
> The chairs are uncertain what conclusions can be drawn from this small
> amount of input, but conclude that there seems to be no support for
> continuing to send notifications of the closing of issues and PRs to the
> list. We will ask for them to be turned off accordingly.
>
>
> We will also make sure there exist archives at W3C for all notifications
> from Github, to ensure that the archival function mentioned above is
> carried out appropriately.
>
>
> Harald, for the chairs
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