Re: It's not obvious for some this is a development list

Lonnie Norton (
Fri, 4 Apr 1997 01:40:16 -0700 (MST)

I think it would really help Linux's image if we were all a little ruder
to people who need help.

On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, Tim Bird wrote:

> news@bath wrote:
> > Terence J. McDevitt wrote:
> > >
> > > I subscribed to this list because I saw the name "linux-kernel".
> > > To me, this name does not imply development only questions. So when I ask
> > > a question about upgrading to a newer kernel and everyone jumps all over
> > > me about it, maybe there's a reason I'm posting a question like that. I
> > > don't mind going to another list, but again, by the way it reads, this is
> > > not a list devoted to developers...
> >
> > Sorry, Terence, but what exactly did you think the 'dev' in
> >
> > meant, if not developer (or development)?
> Maybe he didn't notice all the headers on the messages, or maybe they
> were hidden by his mailer. To join this list, I subscribed to
> "linux-kernel" (notice the absence of 'dev' in the name). It may not
> be entirely obvious to newcomers that this list is also mirrored to
>, and that the charter is kernel _development_.
> When I subscribed, there was no charter message.
> Maybe if the mailing list name on rutgers more closely approximated
> the news name, this confusion would be reduced.
> Tim Bird