OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Simon Phipps simon at
Thu May 5 22:25:27 UTC 2011

On 5 May 2011, at 23:18, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:

> On 5 May 2011 22:16,  <hwadechandler-openjdk at> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: Mario Torre <neugens at>
>>> To: Simon Phipps <simon at>
>>> Cc: discuss at; gb-discuss at
>>> Sent: Fri, April 29, 2011 1:26:36 PM
>>> Subject: Re: OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21
>>>> Given we are discussing  governance I suggest we drop discuss@ instead. My
>>> comments only appear there,  for example.
>>>> S.
>>> No please, this is an important topic,  valid for discuss, not just
>>> specific to gb (besides, I don't want to  subscribe to the new mailing
>>> list in the middle of a thread  :).
>> I think a whole new list for a governance board is silly anyways. Too  many
>> mailing list are just an annoyance. The governance board of  NetBeans uses the
>> nbdiscuss list which is the NetBeans Discuss list and  that works out well. No
>> separate list needed. Then everything discussing  the project is done in one
>> simple place.
>> Nothing the governance board is going to discuss is not going to be about
>> discussing the project. Thus, I don't understand the need for such a list.
>> Again, just annoying.
>> Wade
>>  ==================
>> Wade Chandler
>> Software Engineer and Developer
>> NetBeans Dream Team Member and Contributor
> I completely agree.  There are way too many lists and the only benefit
> of this list is it allows Oracle to hide material they don't want
> everyone to see.

Personally I am happy to restrict my conspiracy theories just to the places where there are probably conspiracies. Mailing list hierarchy abuse seems the very least of our problems here.


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