[d at DCC] Do we want to close unused mailing lists?
russell at flora.ca
Mon Jul 31 10:43:04 EDT 2006
In the past we created a few dedicated list to move those discussions
from the main list. The idea was that this list was getting too large for
some people to follow. Unfortunately for the moment they are only
generating additional work for me to filter out additional copies of SPAM.
The following lists exist:
Announce Announcement list for Digital Copyright Canada
Dcc-vols Digital Copyright Canada site/list volunteers
Discuss General Copyright Discussions (questions, organizing, etc)
Montreal Organizing people in Montreal
Policy PCT (Patent, Copyright, Trademark, etc) Policy/legal
The announce list has very infrequent announcements form me (as
advertised), and the discuss list is busy, but the other 3 lists are
Should I just close them?
Note: I didn't use the 'policy' or 'dcc-vols' list when asking for help on
the recent petition as so few people have subscribed to those lists.
For those in this list who are involved in FLOSS software, you should
know about the restructuring happening at CLUE. Earlier this year it
switched from being the "Canadian Linux Users Exchange" to being "CLUE:
The Canadian Association for Open Source". I have been brought in to be
their policy coordinator. Much of what I have been doing as a volunteer
under the banner of Digital Copyright Canada or GOSLING is hopefully
moving to being more official with CLUE.
Please consider joining CLUE as a member http://www.cluecan.ca/join ,
or as a minimum joining their mailing lists to help grow this community.
There will always be a need for a forum like Digital Copyright Canada
that includes citizens from all aspects of society that share some ideas,
but I believe that there are many advantages to what a formal group like
CLUE (with members who pay dues, elected board of directors, and paid
staff) can do.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
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