Re: The Scope and Ownership of fedora-list

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On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 10:23 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Chris Tyler wrote:
> > This list, [email protected], is one of the first lists that most
> > Fedora users join, and therefore quite important to the community.
> > However, it's a high-volume list (and is sometimes perceived to have a
> > high noise level), so many veterans of the Fedora community aren't
> > subscribed.
> > 
> > As the result of discussion at the last public (IRC) board meeting, it's
> > been proposed that narrow the scope of this list a bit. The current
> > description of this list simply reads:
> > 
> >    fedora-users: For users of Fedora
> > 
> > The proposed replacement is:
> > 
> >    fedora-users: Help and support for using the Fedora distribution.
> > 
> > Feedback on this proposed change is welcome.
> Historically we have avoided using the word "support" because for many 
> people, it implied commercial support and to differentiate Fedora from 
> RHEL. Not sure that is a problem anymore. Maybe the following is better:
> "Community help and assistance for using the Fedora distribution of Linux"

"Help" and "assistance" are synonyms, so using both would be redundant.
The word "support" would be more in line with "succor" (um, no) or
"encouragement" (hey, that might work!).

Paul W. Frields
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