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From "Kritikos, Alex" <Alex.Kriti...@softwareag.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] merge the proton mailing list into the users/dev lists
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:31:56 GMT

On 30/03/16 13:30, "Rob Godfrey" <rob.j.godfrey@gmail.com> wrote:

>Additionally it might make sense to write a paragraph somewhere on
>suggestions for best practice on mailing the list (like including
>components / languages in use in the title or the body of the e-mail :-) ).
>-- Rob
>On 30 March 2016 at 11:25, Robbie Gemmell <robbie@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> Many moons ago, a seperate mailing list was established for Proton,
>> back when it was purely a protocol engine other components would use.
>> Its scope has since expanded beyond that and the separate mailing list
>> has I feel been an increasing source of confusion and hassle of late
>> more than anything else. Collapsing it into the other larger existing
>> lists we have (that the traffic would otherwise have been on) seems to
>> me like it would be an improvement across the board, and as such I
>> have called this vote.
>> I would propose that discussion (such as this) would head to the
>> users@q.a.o list to join the similar/related/duplicate traffic already
>> present, with remaining things going to the dev@q.a.o list as
>> consistent with that list (e.g JIRA, GitHub integration mails,
>> ReviewBoard, though the latter was never actually directed to proton@
>> to begin with..).
>> Whilst redirecting JIRA etc emails should be easy enough (has been
>> done before), I dont know what the precise options are regarding
>> existing mail subscriptions to the list. There are significantly more
>> subscribers to users@ than proton@, and many are duplicates, but some
>> are not. I'd need to discuss options with infra, but first things
>> first, the vote.
>> I have gone straight to a vote on this because I feel this has already
>> been discussed enough previously over time that many people will have
>> already thought about it enough to quickly vote one way or the other,
>> and it is past time to act on it if things head that way. Obviously
>> things can be further discusssed at this point also if desired.
>> Note that both users@ and proton@ are in the recipients. I expect the
>> thread will splinter when someone forgets to reply-all, as almost all
>> cross-posted thread on the lists do, but at least it can start on both
>> for visibility to all.
>> Robbie
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