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From Terry Ellison <>
Subject Re: Refactoring the brand: Apache ooo + (was branding)
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:06:39 GMT
On 03/08/11 15:14, Rob Weir wrote:
> A specific question then that should not require diverting your
> current efforts.  Is there a announcement list or some other mechanism
> to send an email to every registered wiki user?
At a technical level, it's simple to run a query dumping all of the mail 
addresses of contributors to the wiki.  I've just done a few on my local 
VM which has a snapshot of  the prod wiki as at Thursday/Fri night IIRC.

    * There are 34,969 registered users.  Of which
    * 3,675 have made contributions.  There is no need to contact those
      who haven't
    * 3,623 have registered email addresses and have made 182,677
    * 52 have no registered email addresses and have made 153
      contributions (prob dating back to the early days when email
      registration and confirmation wasn't mandatory

It is trivial to dump this list of user / email addr / post count.

However giving this to Apache and the project making use of it is a more 
complex issue.  The server is current located in Oracle's Hamburg 
facility under German / EU legislation.  We have data protection 
legislation and Anti-Spam guidelines / legislation to bear in mind 
here.  Moving email addresses across national and organisational 
boundary might trigger these.  Also one can't send out mailshot emails 
in the EU unless the recipients have first agreed in principle to accept 

What I can do is to provide this data to Andrew via the internal Oracle 
email, and let him figure out the legal / compliance issues and terms of 
use before him making it available to the project.  Not my call.


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