Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Nov 16 13:45:40 GMT 2001
On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 05:55:00PM +0000, Brian Scanlan wrote:
> It's a newly setup list that intends on emulating the sun-managers
> mailing list. The idea is that you post a problem to the list,
> people mail you off the list, then you post a summary to the list.
> Low noise coupled with the encouragement of only problems and summarys =
> good list.
Sun Managers is a fabulous list - reminiscent for quality of
comp.unix.wizards in the late '80s. However, it's kept that way because
there are relatively few professional Sun managers and because the list is
rather intolerant (some, myself included, would say not as intolerant as its
charter would indicate, and not as intolerant as it should be) of RTFM
questions. Also, there are some really knowledgable people on the list,
particularly Caspar Dik of Sun (mainainer, or at least original author, of
the Solaris 2 FAQ). If you ask a question, and Caspar answers it, you know
you don't need to wait for any more answers. Caspar has Sun source code
access which of course helps (yes, I know everyone has Linux source code
access, but Caspar not alone has access but understanding).
I'd love for www.linuxmanagers.org to be as good but I've a horrible
suspicion it'll degenerate under sheer weight of crap or alternatively will
not get the critical mass of experts subscribed which is necessary for it to
be a success.
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