[gdal-dev] Proposal to split this list into gdal-dev and gdal-users

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 09:08:01 EST 2010

On Mar 3, 2010, at 12:40 AM, Ari Jolma wrote:

> Folks,
> gdal-dev has grown to more than 10 mails per day. There are a lot of
> mails about using gdal (often programming questions but still just using
> gdal through one of the APIs). I propose to split this list into
> gdal-dev (for mails that relate to development of and bugs in gdal) and
> gdal-users. If users want to get the attention of specific developer
> (who knows the inner workings best) I propose a habit of adding into the
> subject the name of the driver or HL interface or another identifier.

I'm -1 on this proposal at this time.  Splitting our community in this way fragments our community and implicitly categorizes one kind of question (for developers) as somehow more important than another (for users).  If we were 20 messages a day, most of these were usage questions, and there was plenty of non-developer user-to-user help across the forum, I would be more in support of splitting things up.  I don't think we're there yet.


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