[Gdal-dev] Motion: Mailing List Changes

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Jan 2 17:06:11 EST 2007



Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Motion:
>  1) To create a gdal-announce at lists.osgeo.org mailing list which is 
> moderated
>     and only used for infrequent GDAL/OGR related announcements such as
>     releases, major bugs, and other major events.
>  2) To migrate the gdal-dev at lists.maptools.org mailing list to 
> lists.osgeo.org
>     in such a way to preserve existing members, and hopefully preserve
>     settings.
>  3) To create a gdal-commits at lists.osgeo.org mailing list which will be 
> used
>     for SVN commit messages once the SVN transition is complete.
>  4) To appoint Frank Warmerdam as lists administrator for the GDAL/OGR 
> mailing
>     lists.
> ---
> Folks,
> I think a gdal announcements lists is necessary.  The gdal-dev mailing list
> is quite high traffic, and I think many users of GDAL who would like to 
> keep
> track of the project at a high level are not willing to subscribe to such
> a high volume list.  This makes it hard to reach such users for review of
> new releases, sponsorship, conference events and so forth.
> I have explicitly not yet suggested a split into gdal-users and gdal-dev
> though that might also be a reasonable action.
> I think migration of gdal-dev to lists.osgeo.org should wait for a few
> weeks to ensure the new lists management is stabilized, but after that I
> think it helps make the affiliation with OSGeo clear.   It will hopefully
> also upgrade us to the version of mailman which has the "discard all
> pending email" option on the administrative page.  Currently it is very 
> hard
> to keep ahead of the administrative load reviewing spams, and emails from
> unsubscribed users - many dozens of messages per day per list I manage.
> Best regards,

Daniel Morissette

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