[Mageia-discuss] Mailing List to Web Forum Bidirectional Gateway

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Oct 4 12:28:25 CEST 2010

Le lundi 04 octobre 2010 à 09:26 +0200, Frédéric CUIF a écrit :
> Le dimanche 3 octobre 2010 22:40:45, Olivier Méjean a écrit :
> > So, even if there is a good tool to have a bidirectional Gateway between ML 
> > and web forum i don't think we will meet efficiency with it. The best way for me 
> > is to have these different tools since they have different audiences, some of us 
> > will be on both tools but most will use just one.
> I think we MUST have a good tool to do so, because it's probably the only way to allow 
> end users to speak with developpers, ech category of people with its favorite tool. We 
> cannot act the same way as Mandriva was doing, setting up two different tools, because 
> it promotes the compartmentalization of the groups of users. If we want a distribution 
> set for developpers AND en users, they must talk together.

Excuse me ?

You should maybe read what I posted on cooker last time this issue was
brought up, I may even have already posted the link here

Developers ( and people who contribute in general ) are free to act as
they want, there is no place for "MUST" in a community of volunteers, be
it for free software or for association. While there is case where it
will not work
( http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all ), i think that we are no in such case.

If you still think that's not true and try to coerce developers into
reading users "because they must do it", this will likely result in
obvious clash, with user being unhappy ( because of false promise and
false hope ), or a lack of growth in the contributers base ( with lose
due to the usual erosion ), and at worst, a exodus to others projects. I
do not know for others, but neither alternative seems good for me. 

See also my mail on
https://mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-discuss/20100925/001191.html on how
we should try to improve things, based on what I think to be logical

Michael Scherer

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