Migration of the Fedora Mailing Lists
jonstanley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 00:00:36 UTC 2009
Over the last several years, there has been some contention over why
our mailing lists are @redhat.com instead of @fedoraproject.org, and
there are also some concerns over the process of requesting new lists
and so on. As a result, we (myself and Dennis Gilmore) are beginning
an effort to migrate firstname.lastname@example.org to lists.fedoraproject.org.
WHAT BENEFIT DOES THIS HAVE FOR FEDORA?
We will now be in control of our own mailing lists, can be more
responsive to the community for questions or issues with the lists. It
also give us our own identity for the lists, separate from Red Hat.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ME?
Right now, nothing. We are still working on some of the backend
infrastructure in order to allow this migration to occur. However, in
the near future, we'll be working with each of the list owners in
order to migrate. We'll start with small lists, and gradually work our
way up to larger ones.
Subscriber lists will be copied from the Red Hat mailman instance to
the Fedora one. Mail filters will need to be changed in order to
accommodate the new List-ID headers from this new instance of mailman.
Archives will reamin posted at the redhat.com mailman instance.
WHAT NOTICE WILL BE PROVIDED?
We'll work with each individual list owner in order to determine a
date for the migration. Several weeks prior to the date, we'll send a
reminder e-mail to the list in question. We'll always be available for
questions in #fedora-admin on irc.freenode.net.
As always, if you have any questions about this, feel free to reach
out to me directly, either via e-mail or jds2001 on IRC, or extension
5102788 on Fedora Talk!
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