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1998.12.04 04:44 "future of this list", by Sam Leffler
1998.12.04 06:38 "Re: future of this list", by Ronald van Loon
1998.12.04 09:36 "Re: future of this list", by Ton Bonnet
1998.12.04 12:22 "Future of the list", by Sim Zacks
1998.12.04 13:16 "Re: future of this list", by Soren Pingel Dalsgaard
1998.12.04 20:09 "RE: future of this list", by Soren Pingel Dalsgaard
1998.12.04 20:16 "Re: future of this list", by Sam Leffler
1998.12.05 06:54 "RE: future of this list", by Daniel McCoy
1998.12.05 18:00 "Re: future of this list", by Tom Lane
1998.12.05 18:32 "Re: future of this list", by Kiriakos Georgiou
1998.12.07 15:19 "Re: Future of the list & possible newsgroup?", by Phillip Crews
1998.12.07 15:57 "Re: future of this list", by <darren@hylafax.org>
1998.12.09 17:30 "Re: future of this list", by Dirk-Willem van Gulik
1998.12.10 15:05 "Re: Future of the list & possible newsgroup?", by Charlie Butterfield
1998.12.10 18:48 "Re: Future of the list & possible newsgroup?", by Sam Leffler
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1998.12.10 15:05 "Re: Future of the list & possible newsgroup?", by Charlie Butterfield

Upon returning from a long business trip I see that this list is changing. Here is my two cents worth:

1) I find both libtiff and the list extremely useful. Many thanks to Sam for supporting both for so long!

2) I personally prefer email to a newsgroup for two (related) reasons:

a) I don't have to remember to periodically check the newsgroup

b) My news server discards stuff after a couple of days

So I read every incoming message and save all but the true fluff locally (permamently) for later recall, since (like most folks) I only work on TIFF in bursts.

3) The biggest drawback to the recent operation of the list has been the lack of any email archive and updated FAQ. This causes a lot of repeated questions. If someone takes over the list, please try to provide a permanent archive of either the email or newsgroup postings.

In fact, I guess a newsgroup server with a long retention period (say months) PLUS a permanent (i.e. multiple years) archive of old posting would eliminate my preference for email.

4) Questions for Sam

a) When your approved successor for the list is selected, could you please send out a notice to the group. There seems to be a lot of confusing posting in this regard.

a) Are you also going to cease maintenance on libtiff? If so, has anybody else that you feel is qualified stepped up to deal with reported problems and suggested fixes. It would sure be nice to have someone technically trustworthy and blessed by "the Sam" to at least coordinate suggested fixes.

And, thanks again Sam for a really useful package!

-- Charlie Butterfield

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