just on a related note I found my copy of the UNIX-Haters handbook on a
shelf in UL last night... this is a truly excellent book, the name
although truthful gives one of the best insights into how UNIX / X/ Usenet
and a number of others came into being with pieces from mails to the
now-ex infamous unix-haters mailing list..
On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 05:55:00PM +0000, Brian Scanlan wrote:
>> > http://www.linuxmanagers.org/> >
> > 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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