All of our public mailing lists should use Gmane (or something similar)

Bug #127746 reported by Nelson Pavlosky on 2007-07-23
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Bug Description

I think all of our public mailing lists (i.e. mailing lists with public archives) should be available through Gmane or some similar interface.

* Gmane provides a backup of our mailing lists in case the worst happens.
* Gmane provides multiple web interfaces which can allow people to easily read a mailing list (or theoretically even post to a mailing list) without subscribing to the mailing list or even opening their mail client
* Gmane publishes an RSS feed

Gmane is a hosted webservice, but it is theoretically open source... can its functionality be duplicated elsewhere? Should it be duplicated? If not, then let's just use Gmane.

Steps to close this bug:
(1) Decide which lists should be public (have public archives)
(2) put all of our existing public lists on Gmane
(3) have a process to ensure that future mailing lists that we create are made available through Gmane.

Gmane seems like it could be really useful for keeping track of traffic on our mailing lists, given the number of mailing lists that we seem to be creating these days. Of course, people can just read e-mail through their mail clients and the Mailman archive pages, so this isn't of high importance.

Changed in web:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Karl Fogel (kfogel) wrote :

Gmane is a fantastic interface. However, note that anyone can subscribe any public list into Gmane:

(Literally anyone: you don't even have to be on the list yourself to add it to Gmane.)

We could make some arrangement with Gmane to automate this, I suppose, but given that it's so easily crowdsourced, I agree it's not high priority.

Cthurs (cthurs) on 2010-10-05
Changed in web:
status: New → Won't Fix
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