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From TJ Frazier <tjfraz...@cfl.rr.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: ooo-announce list
Date Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:53:08 GMT
+1 in general; quibbles in-line.

On 12/11/2011 13:20, Rob Weir wrote:
> I see that many other projects have an official announce list.  This
> would be used for official public communications:
>
> 1) New releases
>
> 2) New services
>
> 3) New blog posts

Unnecessary. Interested parties will track these themselves.
>
> 4) Security patches

Redundant. We should have a release ready with the fix, which will be 
announced. --/tj/
>
> 5) Expected downtime
>
> 6) Migration updates
>
> The idea would be for it to be low-volume but with high membership.
> If possible via ezmlm, it would be a read-only list except for
> moderators.  Content for posting would first be discussed and approved
> on ooo-dev before going out on the announce list.
>
> Some might say that we could just do this via existing ooo-dev or
> ooo-user lists, but the higher traffic on those lists is too much for
> someone who wants only the most important notices.
>
> If we do have an optional registration screen in the 3.4 install,
> maybe this is the list we offer to sign users up for.
>
> If there are no objections to this list, I'll need a few things:
>
> 1) Verification that such a read-only list is possible
>
> 2) A few moderator volunteers -- noting that the moderator role in
> this case is more of an assist to help publish PPMC-approved content
> to the list.
>
> -Rob
>
>



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