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From Animesh Chaturvedi <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about issue creation, status changes etc.)
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:59:32 GMT

I was reading this blog  on OpenSource Community Analysis and
here is a quote from it

  "When the CY12-Q2 report was published, some people questioned the inclusion of the incubator-cloudstack-dev
mailing list. This particular mailing list contains a lot of messages that are automatically
generated by JIRA. In CY12-Q3, we set up a filter to reject all messages with identifier "[jira]"
in the subject."

My preference would be to have most of the discussions on the mailing list as Alex also mentioned
which will allow us to get our community its due credit in comparisons like this.

One positive quote that I will like to share from the same blog is 

" It should be noted that although the number of active participants of CloudStack is somewhat
less than OpenStack, but the volume of discussion (in terms of monthly number of threads and
messages) of the two projects are on the same level. This indicates that the active members
in the CloudStack club are talking more than those in the OpenStack club (on average)."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Animesh Chaturvedi []
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:11 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about
> issue creation, status changes etc.)
> Markmail archives and indexes all emails sent to cloudstack-dev.
> Once the discussion is settled we can put a markmail search link for that
> discussion back into Jira
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Huang []
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 3:48 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about
> issue creation, status changes etc.)
> I already have all my mail setup to filter JIRA emails to another folder so I'm
> actually okay with JIRA "spamming".  However, I can certainly see people
> who don't have server side filtering getting annoyed by emails spamming
> them on their devices for example.
> I think to resolve David's concern, it just means developers must be
> conscientious about discussions taking place on -dev.  We've been doing
> pretty good in terms of switching between -user and -dev.  I don't see it as a
> problem for someone to says let's take this to the list on JIRA itself.  Some
> will get drop but I doubt it's that big a deal.
> I'm actually more concerned that discussions on the list are not captured in
> JIRA itself so someone looking up a bug doesn't get the context of what has
> already been discussed about the bug.  For that I propose that we tag all bug
> discussion emails.  It would be great if someone who knows smtp to write a
> script to post to Jira on the appropriate tags.  Anyone want to take that on?
> Until we have that we have to make it a convention that searching for a bug
> also means a search for the tag in the list to see if it's been discussed.
> --Alex
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Nalley []
> > Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 3:02 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only
> > about issue creation, status changes etc.)
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Rohit Yadav <>
> wrote:
> > > I agree with Joe, JIRA should keep the same level of verbosity.
> > > As Alex suggests, a good idea is to move them to a new mailing list
> > > (for
> > commits, jira and review board updates etc.) and people who want to
> > receive those can join them. Can David or any asf-infra member help us
> > get a new mailing list for all of that?
> >
> > So while I am not inherently opposed to creation of a new list for
> > jira, review board, etc - I am very worried about the splintering
> > effect. Development discussions and decisions must happen on the -dev
> > list. Today some of those are happening in review board and jira, and
> > today those all circle back to the -dev list. IF Jira was only used as
> > a task list and seriously policed for that purpose I'd be more
> > amenable, but I just don't see it happening that way.
> >
> > (also as a side note - I have no privs on apmail - so can't help you
> > there - any officer can use the mlreq form though)
> >
> > --David

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