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Re: Seeking opinions on github info to list

From: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@iii.ca>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:40:22 -0700
Cc: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CB4D6C82-C253-4D4F-B9A9-DBD677653034@iii.ca>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
When defending against patents claims, it is often important to show when an idea was first introduced. Github is not an OK place for long term retention of this information - they may want to delete old info at some point. Given all the real conversation is happening on github, I think the W3C should archive all the github info to a separate mailing list that people can subscribe to or not but that the W3C keeps in long term archives.  

I don't really care which of the options we used - I have filtered the github traffic to a seperate view for a long time now and I imaigne many others do the same. 
 

> On Oct 27, 2016, at 3:57 AM, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
> 
> We've been running for a while with mirroring of all opening and closing
> of issues and PRs to the mailing list.
> 
> This will often constitute a majority of the list traffic, and we've had
> people comment that it is "too much".
> 
> We still think it's important that the whole WG gets information on
> what's happening in github, so that we don't run the risk that decisions
> will be apparently taken without proper WG input.
> 
> One option we're considering is to consolidate all the github info into
> a digest, sent either every day or every week, so that the list doesn't
> get as many messages.
> 
> What do people think about that, and how often do you think that it
> should be sent?
> 
> - Every message (as today)
> 
> - Every day
> 
> - Every week
> 
> - Some other interval?
> 
> And - do people know of software that can do this automatically already?
> 
> Harald, chair hat on
> 
> 
> 
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