From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Apr 26 2004 - 12:10:04 EDT
From: "Mark Davis (by way of Michael Everson)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> There seems to be some misapprehension here. The
> email@example.com list is for
> anyone to say anything vaguely related to unicode, for which cldr
> much as collation, keyboards, and beer measurements, all of which have
> discussed there by various people. We do not restrict the content of the
> And the signal to noise ratio is very low; just take a moment to look
> at the topics discussed. I have no desire to have
> yet another list with the same
> Any serious discussion of practical issues relating to the development of
> will be taking place on firstname.lastname@example.org, which IS a separate list.
It is my understanding that this is a closed list. Perhaps the officers (and
IBM!) need to have a full and frank discussion on the public perception of
moving something out of open18n and into a place that requires a *minimum*
$2000 cover charge for the right to have "serious discussion".
I have no stake in this either way (worst case would just have me quit
email@example.com because I am tired of the stuff that feels offtopic to
me, which may not be such a bad thing). But what this does to the reputation
of Unicode itself (and perception of it) will be an interesting item to
watch over the next year or so....
Just a cat among the pigeons (though I am not the feline placer in this
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