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From Joan Touzet <>
Subject Re: moving email lists to GitHub Discussions (Was: [DISCUSS] moving email lists to Discourse)
Date Tue, 12 May 2020 18:41:50 GMT
On 2020-05-12 5:46 a.m., Ilya Khlopotov wrote:
> I would be +1 as long as it works and we have options to migrate archive elsewhere if/when
we need to.
> You are proposing to mirror email traffic which means that mail archive would have a
complete history and spare the project from total vendor lock in.

Yup, that'd be a requirement from the ASF's perspective, regardless of 
technology we select.


> Best regards,
> On 2020/05/11 19:04:53, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
>> On 2020-03-15 9:36, Dave Cottlehuber wrote:
>>> On Fri, 13 Mar 2020, at 14:35, Naomi Slater wrote:
>>>> apparently GitHub has discussions now. it's still in beta, but you can
>>>> specifically request it if you want it if you contact support, I think
>>>> e.g.,
>>>> <>
>>> interesting.
>>>> I'm interested to know what we think about this and how this
>>>> might/could fit into our plans for user support, discussion, etc.
>> Given that we already have email integration with GitHub, this will
>> probably be easier to get through the ASF bureaucracy than something
>> brand new.
>> I'm willing to take this through Infra if people agree to it. It doesn't
>> look like there are any separate "boards" or tags yet, so the proposal
>> would likely be that discussions there would get emailed onto user@. The
>> hard part will be getting replies to the thread on user@ to go back into
>> the discussion on GH; we might be able to get an "asf-bot" to do this
>> for us.
>> I also looked at Infra's JIRA database, and no one has put in this
>> request there yet. So, we'd be the first, with all the difficulties that
>> entails.
>> Can I get an informal "vote" on this approach and go-ahead? Since it's
>> informal, anyone is encouraged to respond.
>> -Joan "adopt, adapt, improve" Touzet

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