[OSGeo-Discuss] Options for a Java Collaboration Mailing List

Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Sat May 17 06:25:21 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 9, 2008 21:11, Landon Blake wrote:
> It looks like the Java collaboration idea is starting to warm up.
> Several programmers from the different Java GIS projects have been
> exchanging e-mails, and someone suggested we start a mailing list to
> discuss collaboration issues. We'd like to have this mailing list
> affiliated with the OSGeo if there are no objections from members. This
> would give the list a neutral tone and would help integrate efforts at
> collaboration into the GeoTools fold.
> Are there any objections to setting up a mailing list for this purpose?
> Would an existing list, like the standards list, be a better option?
> Thanks,
> Landon

you can request to set up a mailing list once you feel that there is a
reasonable number of people who would contribute.

SAC is the place to ask for setting it up, so file them a ticket:
http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ (need to be logged in with your OSGeo
account, select Component SAC).

You should provide a rationale and a short description of what it is
supposed to be used for. An additional concise one-liner is required for
the description which appears here:
http://lists.osgeo.org/ (there still are some without topic).

If SAC has an issue with it they might push it over to the board to decide.

I don't think that the standards list is the appropriate place to discuss
Java collaboration. But on the other hand that list did not see too much
traffic lately (although there seems to be quite a lot of need for people
to bicker about as could be seen on Discuss recently... :-).

But if you feel like it - go ahead and start to discuss there, once there
is enough traffic to become a nuisance to other standards wanker you can
have your own list.

Best regards,

Arnulf Benno Christl
(OSGeo Board Member)
+50.7342N   +7.0707E

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