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Re: Status reports?

To: Eric Watkins <watkinse@attens.com>
Subject: Re: Status reports?
From: Richard <richardh@penguin.nl>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 18:29:18 +0200
Cc: Jay Carlson <nop@nop.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
References: <001501bfe1e5$a86c6660$540ed7c0@hq.sd.cerf.net>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
>

Hi,

i've still got the linux-mips.org domain, but no time to build a website, if
someone builds the site, i'll be happy to put it up.

Richard

>
>
> I agree. I have a friend who lurks on this mailing list and he swears the
> port is dead.
>
> Having the only www page the port has have look 2 years old(the SGI one)
> looks really bad. People who obtain SGI boxes(like me) and want to do
> something linux, have to look really hard before they find anything new.
>
> This port needs some good docs and a good www page badly.
>
> IMHO of course. Nice to see I'm not the only one.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> > [mailto:owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com]On Behalf Of Jay Carlson
> > Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 4:46 AM
> > To: Eric Watkins; linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> > Subject: Re: Status reports?
> >
> >
> >  "Eric Watkins" <watkinse@attens.com> writes:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > > I know lots of this information gets distributed via IRC but someone
> > should
> > > let everyone, who's not on IRC all the time, know what's going
> > on and what
> > > progress is being made.
> >
> > IMO this is a serious problem for many open source development projects
> > today.  Much of the interaction occurs in IRC or instant message
> > chats, and
> > not in email.  The people who are participating in the online chats have
> > much better coordination, but it ends up excluding a lot of people.  It's
> > not just people in the wrong timezone who lose out---projects
> > also lose the
> > potential effort of people who join the mailing list, see nothing
> > going on,
> > and don't get a chance to help.  I've found that even casual readers of a
> > mailing list can bring insight from other projects to bear on problems.
> >
> > Jay
> >
> >


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