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Re: [Openstack] New layout of the OpenStack mailing lists


On 05/25/2012 12:37 PM, Dean Troyer wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Stefano Maffulli
> <stefano@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The rationale is that in 2012 we have better ways to send announcements
>> out: blogs, RSS, twitter, G+, newsletters, etc. Besides, the list
>> hasn't been used for months and nobody complained for the lack of
>> content.
> Just because it hasn't been used doesn't mean it shouldn't be
> used...there have been a number of notices on the -dev list recently
> that could/should have gone out on announcements (folsom-1
> yesterday?).
>> In any case, my  idea is to replace the list with a newsletter: people
>> interested in receiving regular updates (like the weekly newsletter I
>> send out) will subscribe there.
> Part of the point of low-volume announce lists is that when something
> _does_ show up from there you pay attention to it.  I don't think
> parsing through a newsletter achieves the same result at all, neither
> do blogs or twitter/FB/G+ unless those accounts are functional
> equivalents to -announce, then its just a matter of remembering to go
> check them.

We have been posting security advisories to the main mailing list.  I
worry that they get missed by a lot of pepole since it's such a high
volume list.  Using the announce list would be great for those.

Russell Bryant

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