[Rack] Mailing list request: noisebridge-release

Wladyslaw Zbikowski embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 13:08:51 PDT 2012


Hi Jonathan, thanks for your comments. I am aware of
noisebridge-announce but I feel it's not quite the right mailing list
for this, for a few reasons.

1. I am looking for a much lower barrier for release announcements
than -announce offers. -announce is great to make a single
announcement about a new project which has made a significant
achievement of broad interest, and I would encourage people to post to
-announce as well in this case.

In the other case, I want to elicit announcements from people whose
projects might otherwise go unannounced. For instance I personally
have 5 or 10 github projects which could benefit from users, but have
not had a formal 0.1 release. I do not think these projects would be
worth reading about for most of the (1000's of) people on
noisebridge-announce and I don't feel comfortable using
noisebridge-announce for that purpose. I'd prefer to send it to a
group which has specifically opted in to this kind of announcement.

2. I envision noisebridge-release as a high-traffic mailing list which
would dwarf -announce. A young and active project may make releases
every week, if not every day. 20 or 30 people announcing weekly
releases would be overwhelming for -announce.

3. noisebridge-release could be of interest to a distinct set of
people who may not want to read -announce. For instance people at
other hackerspaces, or LUGs, or others interested in free software and
hardware who don't want to read about events at the physical space.



On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>> That's what noisebridge-announce is for.
>>>
>>
>> I think he was following directions at the bottom of
>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Mailinglist
>
> Which is a page that also specifically calls out "-announce".
>
> Personally, I'm in favor of fewer mailinglists, rather than more. The
> more we add, the more we fracture our online mailinglist community.
>
> As described, those type of announcements are probably appropriate for
> -announce, provided that the signal-to-noise ratio is high enough.
>
> e.g. "hey, I built this GPS implementation on an FPGA for
> high-altitude ballooning. Here's the git repo ..." would be awesome to
> get vs "Hey, I built some LED throwies last night. We're going to go
> toss them on the fire escape tomorrow night" would be less exciting to
> have filling mail spools.
> (though now that I think of it, throwies are actually quite fun...).
>
> --j
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