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    SubjectRe: It's not obvious for some this is a development list
    Thank you Tim!

    On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, Tim Bird wrote:

    > Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 11:15:59 -0700
    > From: Tim Bird <tbird@caldera.com>
    > To: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
    > Cc: news@bath
    > Subject: It's not obvious for some this is a development list
    >
    > 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
    > > linux.dev.kernel
    > > 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
    > linux.dev.kernel, 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
    >


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