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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Mailing list user migration: Staging and volunteers
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:36:05 GMT
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:

> A quick summary of where we are, in case you haven't been following
> the previous threads.
> Information on the top 100 legacy mailing lists is on the wiki [1].
> A draft note that will be sent to these lists is an another page [2].
> If you note in that first page, the "Migration Owner" column is blank.
>  So either I need to quickly learn French, Dutch and Japanese, or I
> need some help here.
> Volunteers would translate the note, send it to the relevant NL lists,
> and be available on those lists to answer any migration-related
> questions.  Ideally you would already be a participant on the lists
> and familiar to that community.
> As for staging, I'd recommend that we do not do this all at once.
> Migrating 100 lists at once would be very messy.  But we can easily
> break this down into related groups of lists and do the migration over
> a few weeks.  One possible staging would be:
> 1) All the lists that will be merged into the new ooo-marketing list.
> This will help jump start that lists important work, and bring
> community members into the discussion who might not have been
> interested in the other topics we've been discussing on ooo-dev.
> 2) All of the lists that will be merged into ooo-dev
> 3) All of the lists that will be merged into ooo-users
> 4) NL lists (which could be done in parallel with the above.  However,
> they will require some discussion and admin work to create new
> ooo-lang lists,)
> The thought behind this staging is that we "work out the kinks" with
> the more technical and (hopefully) more forgiving project lists,
> before moving on to the user and NL lists.  We can adjust the
> instructions and messaging based on what we learn from the initial
> migrations.
> Regards,
> -Rob
Have the "new" NL lists been setup already? I may have missed that and I
haven't look at any jira tix.

> [1]
> [2]


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