Mailing lists, redux

Patrick Barnes nman64 at
Sat Dec 3 02:57:30 UTC 2005

Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> OK, so we need to come to a decision on how Fedora mailing lists will work
> as we grow, because we're starting to get requests from various folks to
> start them up.
> We've got the following options to consider:
> 1. Continuing to host mailing lists at Red Hat.  This is the easiest 
> option, and considering that Red Hat sponsors lots of mailing lists, no 
> big deal, really.  We've got a good infrastructure for getting them 
> created relatively quickly.
> 2. Move mailing lists to  Other than independence from 
>, what does this buy us?  What is this independence from 
> worth?  And is Seth even willing/able to maintain this?
> 3. Have mailing lists anywhere and everywhere; whoever wants to set up a 
> mailing list can set up a mailing list, and we can link them all and note
> them as "authoritative project list" or not as we see fit.
> Let's get some answers, and quick.  I've got 3 requests for mailing lists 
> waiting on the burner. 
> --g
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My first instinct is to vote for #2.  I like the long-term goal of the
Fedora Project becoming more autonomous and independent -- or at least
giving that appearance.  I know it would take a great deal of effort to
move everything over, and I'm not sure we have the resources to do it at
this time.  Perhaps when there is more muscle behind,
we can pull this off.  I'm willing to go with #1 in the meantime. 
Something else that we might hear is that a difficult move is best to do
now and get it over with, and I would normally agree, but I'm not
convinced that we are really in the best position to pull it off right
now.  How about we go with #1 right now and, if the demand is present,
we review this in 6 months?

Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
nman64 at

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