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Re: when is Flag Day for mailing lists?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:19:27 -0500

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org> wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2009, at 6:57 AM, Greg Stein wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 07:49, Bhuvaneswaran A <bhuvan_at_collab.net> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 07:36 -0500, Greg Stein wrote:
>>>> I think we need to establish a "flag day" for when we definitively
>>>> stop sending mail here (and other s.t.o lists), and switch to the
>>>> s.a.o lists.
>>>> How about Wednesday 18th, 00:01. That gives us a couple days to set up
>>>> notifications and filters and whatever else people need to do.
>>>> (note that commits are now being sent to
>>>> commits_at_subversion.apache.org, so you could already be switching to
>>>> that)
>>> Existing subscribers in s.t.o lists will be subscribed to corresponding
>>> lists in s.a.o automatically, right? I assume, yes.
>> Nope. Those people have not explicitly given consent for their email
>> addresses to be used anywhere other than @s.t.o.
>> People will need to subscribe themselves to the new lists.
> Have you announced this to users_at_s.t.o?  Will we start bouncing mail to the old lists to encourage people to migrate?  How do you plan to
> not fracture the community?

For the users@ list I think we should give weeks of notice not hours.
I think we should announce the availability of these lists immediately
and ask dev@ and users@ to switch over ASAP. At the same time
announce a date for each list when we will make it read-only or do
whatever it is we are going to do.

I am all in favor of pointing people at the new lists right away. I
just think it ought to include some reminders before we do anything on

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-11-16 23:19:35 CET

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