The Open Web Foundation "Opens" Up

By M. David Peterson
August 16, 2008 | Comments: 1

So after what I believe to have been an open and fair discussion on the Open Web Foundation group list regarding maintaining an open door policy (conversation starts with a post from Chris Messina, and continues in a new thread from this morning) while at the same time maintaining a sense of order and an understanding of who people are, the following determination was made:

By changing the wording of the question it's possible to accomplish both.

For those of you interested in but at present time not taking part in the Open Web Foundation group discussion, here's what you will be greeted with when signing up:

Hi, I'm Chris Messina, the list moderator. Everyone who would like to participate will be approved, but I'd like to get to know you a bit. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

I like it! It puts a human face on the group, makes it obvious that everyone who applies is approved, and then focuses on what's most important: You.


So is the above a good compromise? In thinking about it, even a church with an open door policy has doors with locks, and in this regard I believe that it is. But what do you think?

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This seems like a prudent compromise if you ask me!

Thanks David.

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