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On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 3:51 AM, Charles Marcus
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On 2011-01-15 4:41 AM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
I would sincerely hope that this would not disappear in the near future,
it would in my humble opinion, be a great shame to lose all that work.


The integration of mail list <> forums <> newsgroups alone is worth
using Drupal, assuming of course that it can indeed be accomplished as
Michael described...

Michael, I'm sure all of your hard work won't be wasted, hang in there...

I would love to contribute to a brighter future for this project. I am
however getting the feeling that the establishment of this project is
less of a step forward for community coordination and governance than
I was expecting.

The consultation process with the website mailing list and website
team members when establishing the "Group of four" was non-existent.
In fact I have seen a shout out to the documentation mailing list for
new contributors for the website, while there are already members
poised to help if consultation and coordination occurs, as we have
seen with the Drupal development. I believe that ignoring and
belittling this large contributor base is mis-management of the
website team by the Steering Committee, and that these active members
can be utilised given the right leaders.

I sincerely hope that my impression is incorrect, and will remain
subscribed to the mailing lists and waiting to see the establishment
of the membership committee and some forward thinkers elected to the
Board and Engineering Steering Committee.

I appreciate all of the public and private support that much of the
Drupal team and myself have received, Everyone has done an amazing
job. It is now in the SCs hands to allow the website team to work
collaboratively and constructively in a grass roots 'open' way, rather
than dictating what the website team 'will do' and designating

Michael Wheatland

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