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Re: [seul-edu] Move to schoolforge-discuss
At 05:18 p.m. 16/01/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Manuel Gutierrez Algaba wrote:
> > No, because :
> > - I am fond of seul-edu.
>So am I, actually. :-)
> > - What's the point of "renaming" the mailing list ?
>The reason is so that the general discussion list for the entire
>Schoolforge coalition isn't associated with a particular member group.
>I think of this as leading by example. If we do this we can then
>encourage other smaller mailing lists to move their general educational
>discussion to schoolforge-discuss and keep their "local" lists for
>project-specific information. That way, we can have an even
>broader-based discussion. I've noticed on some of the smaller lists
>I've monitored that they often ask questions that we've already
>discussed and answered. Getting everyone together really does improve
>the usefulness of the discussion.
> > - seul-edu is broader in scope than schoolforge.
>Actually, it's the other way around. SEUL/edu's goal is fostering
>educational applications for Linux, while Schoolforge's is to further
>the use of open resources in general in education.
> > - It can be done seamlessly by letting the people to subscribe
> themselves to
> > another hypothetical list.
>That's so, but for the reasons I mentioned above I think it's best to
>have us all over there quickly. The idea of subscribing everyone but
>giving them a confirmation message for the subscription to go through
>might be a good one, though. It would give people a chance to refrain
> >from the new list if thew want, but not require them to do anything more
>than hit "reply" to subscribe.
> > - There're another ways for distinguishing schoolforge flow, for example,
> > "Subject:[Schoolforge]"
>And we're doing that on the schoolforge-discuss list. If you mean, keep
>all the traffic here and have everyone put [schoolforge] in the subject
>of messages that have to do with Schoolforge, I don't think that would
>be very likely to be followed closely.
> > - Splitting a list into two divides the interest and vitality by four.
>True, but we're talking about moving the great bulk of the discussion
> >from this list to another, and adding members from other lists. I think
>that would _increase_ the interest and vitality.
Ok, go ahead, it makes sense now.