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Subject: Re: [office] Please use the formula subcommittee mailing list for formulaspec discussions

"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com> wrote on 06/09/2008 07:18:20 PM:

> The OpenFormula specification has been submitted to the office
> technical committee (TC), so in theory, comments on the formula
> specification could be submitted to either the TC's mailing list
> _OR_ to the formula subcommittee's mailing list.
> However, I propose that comments and discussion that are specific to
> JUST the formula specification should go to the formula
> subcommittee's mailing list (office-formula at lists.oasis-
> open.org), and NOT normally to the main office TC mailing list. That way:
> * people who are NOT interested in the formula specification won't
> need to see those comments
> * those who are ONLY interested in the formula specification can
> easily find those comments
> * it will be easier to follow conversational threads (by being
> consistent about which mailing list to use) - including people want
> to go back and look at old discussions after-the-fact
> If you want to raise an issue that affects something besides just
> formulas, then please DO post them in the TC mailing list or some
> other relevant mailing list (and if it's critical for formulas, 'cc'
> the formula subcommittee mailing list).
> Anyway, that is my recommendation. Obviously, the TC chairs have the
> final say on this issue.  Please let me and the TC chairs know if
> there's a problem with this proposal.  Most people have been doing
> this anyway (informally), but I wanted there to be a clear statement
> about this.

Makes sense to me David.


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