[Gdal-dev] Motion: Mailing List Changes
dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Jan 2 17:06:11 EST 2007
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> 1) To create a gdal-announce at lists.osgeo.org mailing list which is
> 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
> in such a way to preserve existing members, and hopefully preserve
> 3) To create a gdal-commits at lists.osgeo.org mailing list which will be
> for SVN commit messages once the SVN transition is complete.
> 4) To appoint Frank Warmerdam as lists administrator for the GDAL/OGR
> 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
> 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
> 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,
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