[okfn-za] Time to create a super group?

Siyabonga Africa siyafrica at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 06:22:15 UTC 2014

Hey Adi

I am totally behind this idea. I think our interests are relatively the
same in this area.

Thanks and regards


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Adi Eyal <adi at code4sa.org> wrote:

> Hi All
> I often cross post to multiple open data oriented groups. That's not a
> great system.
> It's problematic for people who are registered on more than one group.
> A reply to all bounces if you're not registered on a particular group
> It fragments the community.
> Are there any objections to create a super group the represents
> general open data interests nationwide? Obviously each group might
> have specific niche interests (e.g. hackshackers) so existing groups
> wouldn't disappear. I suggest something like opendata-za. We could
> automatically move everyone on each group to a new one.
> An opt-out might be better than an opt-in because otherwise we might
> lose half of the community due to the sheer volume of emails that most
> people receive  in the inboxes.
> Any reason why we shouldn't do it?
> A deafing silence will signal no objection. I'll create the group on
> on Friday next week unless good reasons are put forward not to do so.
> Also, send individual opt-outs off-list by then if you don't want to
> be added to yet another mailing list.
> Regards
> Adi
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Siyabonga Africa
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South Africa
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