Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] What this list is for = please read
From: Chaz Cheadle
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:00:51 -0400

Hi, Charles,
Since this list's membership is open, it will be hard to monitor and possibly unwise to try and limit the scope of this list. As one of the more published IWG mediums of communication I would suggest we keep this open, and move our discussion of more technical matters to something like OpenAtruim/Agile. That will keep this list open for new people wishing to get involved and for find out what we're about. 
   Once we get an idea or project ready for actual developement it should move to an internal channel.
I think our overall communications will be served best by providing a web forum (NYCGA) and a listserve/group as people have preferred methods of communicating on the web.
  Free discussion of ideas, bug reports, etc should continue to keep this group as an outlet and be attended/moderated by people who will never get tired of answering questions. That way we can keep from becoming closed off or seen as uninviting to newcomers.


On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Charles Lenchner <> wrote:

At the risk of overstepping my bounds…. And as a personal opinion only…. Please consider ONLY emailing this group if….


You are informing others of a particular development related to software developments in progress, the results of a meeting, or technical information likely to be of value to the group.


You want others to know about meetings of interest to the IWG, like meetings of subgroups, other working groups with ICT stuff on the agenda, or General Assembly matters of particular interest to the IWG.


You are offering valuable insight to a new service or product under discussion.


IN particular, consider NOT responding to the list if a reply to one person will suffice. Consider NOT discussing or informing folks on this list about things that don’t involve the Internet Working Group.


With humility,