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Re: unity-distilled list proposal


Isn't public and invite only a bit of a contradiction?
If the list publicly viewable but only writeable by invitation then yes, it
would be a good iead then those of us who do like to bang on about the same
old thing can still view the discussions but take our own thoughts elseware
(the "noisy" list or forums or something)  :)

On 4 May 2012 05:10, Mark Shuttleworth <mark@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi folks
> We've done rather well to attract a lot of comments and discussion on
> the unity-design list, which is great. And there are lots of interesting
> ideas and suggestions and proposals and mockups, which is even better.
> There are, however, quite a lot of repetitive threads. For example,
> today's "yet another dodge windows" thread. Into that category I'd put
> the "why can't it be an option" thread and the "it's ridiculous that the
> buttons are on the left" thread. For all that they represent perfectly
> valid ideas, which are certainly shared by some users, they have been
> discussed to death and are boring to re-hash again and again. They clog
> an inbox that would otherwise be full of more interesting, new ideas. We
> are over them, so to speak, but new participants may not know that.
> There's lots of value in having a public, unmoderated list for design
> discussions. It's good to have a place where anybody can generate ideas.
> And this list is fine for that. I'd like to propose an additional list,
> unity-distilled, which would be public and unmoderated, but open by
> invitation only. Participation there would be predicated on a shared
> understanding of our values, goals and modus operandi. People would be
> invited if they show an interest, insight into and agreement with the
> answers to the above boring threads, and several more like them. I'm
> sure we'll have vigorous debates on -distilled, but folk there would
> have demonstrated an ability to have the debate, settle the question and
> move on to more interesting matters rather than letting the same topics
> come up repeatedly.
> Thoughts?
> Mark
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