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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org email forwarder shutdown: That time is now
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:20:06 GMT
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> In case you missed it on the other thread, we heard from Andrew that
>> the remaining Oracle servers that supported the legacy OOo project
>> will be shut down starting on March 15th. This includes the mailing
>> list and the mail forwarder.
>>
>> We dealt with the mailing lists before, sending notes to the active
>> ones that the project had moved over to Apache and gave them the new
>> addresses.  I subscribe to many of these lists and they have been
>> silent for months.  I moderate one and it is all spam, and has been
>> for months.  If you are seeing any openoffice.org list that still has
>> real traffic on it, then please speak up.  We need to identify any
>> active remaining lists and send them the information here:
>>
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Email+Migration+Post
>>
>> At the same time we need to notify users that the openoffice.org email
>> forwarding service is being retired as of March 15th.  I had already
>> drafted a note for this, and it was previously reviewed.  I've just
>> updated it to put in the actual shutdown date:
>>
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/%28Draft%29+Public+Statement+on+Email+Forwarding
>>
>> If there are no objections, my plan is to:
>>
>> 1) Move that wiki page into a blog post, clean up for formatting and publish it
>>
>
> The blog post is out:
> https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/retirement_of_openoffice_org_email
>
> Also on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/rcweir/statuses/175664277552766977
>
> And Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110021943609888508798/posts/WnwA84zDZiJ
>
>
>> 2) On Monday morning send a note out to ooo-announce, referring to
>> that blog post for details.
>>

Done.

>
> I'm holding off until Monday for the ooo-announce post.  It is more
> likely to be read if sent out on a Monday than a Friday.
>
>
> Are there any other places we should post this information to?
> Legacy dev/user/discuss lists?  phpBB Forums?  Any NLC's?  If anyone
> can help broadening the reach of this information, it would help avoid
> surprises when March 15th comes.
>
>> 3) Open a JIRA issue with Infra on a custom bounce notification
>>
>
> Done:  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4506
>> I could use help with:
>>
>> 1) Reaching out to NL groups that might not read or understand the
>> above announcement
>>
>> 2) Updating our migration status wiki page
>> (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/OpenOffice.org+Migration+Status).
>>  This is referred to in the post as giving "current" information, but
>> it is no longer current.
>>
>> 3) Responding to questions that this note may receive on the ooo-users list.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> -Rob

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