Among others, two topics regularly come back in various forums
- diversity in the participation of a project
- common components / code duplication
In my opinion, one of the reason for these problems is the absence of communication / communication medium between the actual doers, the committers, thus leaving each of them ignorant of what others are doing and the problems they are facing, solving, etc.
What I would like to have is a place for committers to be able to ask technical questions, exchange ideas, etc. thus giving them an opportunity to discover common interests and help building a stronger sense of fellowship.
Is this place firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list? Anyway if such a place exist, we need to make sure everyone knows about it and is not shy about sharing and if it is not we should experiment with it. Please comment on bug 205572.