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Invitation to WebApps Mailing List

Doug Schepers-3

Hi, WebAPI and WAF fans!

The kings are dead!  Long live the king!

As planned a few months ago, we have successfully merged the Web
Application Formats and WebAPI WGs into a single powerful new group, the
Web Application Working Group (WebApps WG to its friends).  We made
front page news at W3C:
    http://www.w3.org/News/2008#item107

If you are a member of the public interested in participating in
discussions, please join the public-webapps mailing list:
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/

If you wish to join the WG, you can find more info on the home page
(look for the "join" link):
   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF

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Transitioning to WebApps Mailing List

Doug Schepers-3

Hi, WebApps Fans-

As a follow-on to my previous invitation, I just wanted to give a tip
about what I see as the easiest way to do this transition.

Step 1: Join public-webapps (
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ ); you need to do
this explicitly even if you're a members of the WebApps WG;

Step 2: When replying to an email thread on either public-webapi or
public-appformats, add public-webapps to the recipients list;

Step 3: When replying to an email thread on public-webapps, remove
public-webapi or public-appformats from the recipients list, if they are
on there.

This way, we can have a fairly smooth transfer, though for some older
issues, you may have to refer to some emails on one of the older lists.

Thanks!
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF

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Re: Transitioning to WebApps Mailing List

Maciej Stachowiak

Hi Doug,

Would it be possible to just automatically subscribe members of both  
old lists to the new list, to smooth the transition?



On Jun 10, 2008, at 8:49 AM, Doug Schepers <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Hi, WebApps Fans-
>
> As a follow-on to my previous invitation, I just wanted to give a  
> tip about what I see as the easiest way to do this transition.
>
> Step 1: Join public-webapps ( http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 
>  ); you need to do this explicitly even if you're a members of the  
> WebApps WG;
>
> Step 2: When replying to an email thread on either public-webapi or  
> public-appformats, add public-webapps to the recipients list;
>
> Step 3: When replying to an email thread on public-webapps, remove  
> public-webapi or public-appformats from the recipients list, if they  
> are on there.
>
> This way, we can have a fairly smooth transfer, though for some  
> older issues, you may have to refer to some emails on one of the  
> older lists.
>
> Thanks!
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
>

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Re: Transitioning to WebApps Mailing List

Doug Schepers-3

Hi, Maciej-

Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 6/10/08 12:18 PM):
>
> Would it be possible to just automatically subscribe members of both old
> lists to the new list, to smooth the transition?

Yes, it is possible.

I had thought of doing that, and got as far as concatenating a list of
all subscribers to all lists and diffing that with the current
subscribers to public-webapps... there's about 266 people subscribed to
public-webapi and public-appformats that aren't yet on public-webapps.
It would be easy enough for me to add them manually, with a notification
email sent to all new subscribers.

However...
1) some people may object to being autosubscribed
2) I don't know if there are IPP implications

I will check with our legal/comm people on the IPP issue tomorrow.

As for being subscribed to a list without being asked... I don't know.
On the one hand, these people are presumably already interested in the
topics because they subscribed to at least one of the lists (and there
was a lot of overlap), and they can easily unsubscribe... but on the
other, well, people are weird.  What does everyone else think?

Like I said, I'm happy to do it if it's seen as a reasonable thing to
do.  It would take me less time than it did to write this email, for
sure. :)

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF

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Re: Transitioning to WebApps Mailing List

Ian Hickson

On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Doug Schepers wrote:
>
> As for being subscribed to a list without being asked... I don't know.

Just position it as a list renaming. :-) Then they're aren't being
subscribed to a new list, so much as having an existing subscription
updated for their convenience.

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