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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] [ooo-users] Speaking of ooo-users
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:55:48 GMT

It is not clear what is thought to be inappropriate.

The lists are definitely hosted at OO.o using particular mailing-list software (SYMPA) and
a variety of interfaces, including a very nice one for casual users that allows one-stop shopping
and list management for anyone having registered an ID with OO.o.

It is not clear that the means of adding messages to posts is within our power, and it might
not be great on those many lists that are used by people for whom English is not understood
easily, if at all.

A better way is to make contact with the remaining active users of those lists using the lists
themselves and exploring how migration be dealt with, including the prospect of shutting down
the list altogether and going elsewhere (ooo-dev is an unlikely prospect but for a small subset
of the lists) or (unlikely) migration of SYMPA such that the lists are preserved in operation
but re-subscription might be required in the manner it was accomplished for the Bugzilla.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Gardler [] 
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 03:49
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] [ooo-users] Speaking of ooo-users

On 17 October 2011 10:58, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> On 17 October 2011 10:28, TJ Frazier <> wrote:
>> On 10/17/2011 03:35, Ross Gardler wrote:
> ...
>>> I'd suggest adding a footer to all these mailing list mails that states
>>> the
>>> project is now at Apache and the list will be closed down in the future
>>> and
>>> moved to an address.
>>> There should also be regular mails to the lists saying the same and
>>> inviting
>>> list participants to join to discuss their
>>> needs.
>>> As lists are created here you can change these headers and mails to
>>> warnings
>>> about switch off with subscription instructions for the lists here.
>>> Ross
>> In general, setting a ML footer is fairly easy to do, for an owner under
>> I have a small problem w/r/t the @documentation lists, because we at AOOo
>> have made no provision for documentation at all.
> Hopefully we can get some active members of the existing documentation
> lists over here to tell us what they need and how they would like to
> operate within the AOOo poject. Then we will have provision ;-)
> This goes for all areas that were covered but are not currently
> covered. The discussion starts here on the dev list and, if necessary,
> we create infrastructure specific to any given activity.

It has been pointed out to me (offlist) that it might be inappropriate
to do this. I would therefore like to clarify something.

My suggestion to actively recruit from other communities was made with
the assumption that the infrastructure these groups are using is part
of the old OO.o infrastructure (i.e. their lists are and therefore will be going away soon. If this
assumption is incorrect then it would probably be somewhat
disrespectful of that community (and others) to actively recruit in
this way.


Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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