Ok, as asked by the originator of this request, currently I see
no specific problems in moving to use debian-...@l.d.o and
debian-gis-committ...@l.d.o, but for the fact that the the main
list is an open one (with probably a better antispam management).
Other people did express some concerns about that. Note that
also the current pkg-grass-devel list is open, but rules are
good enough to avoid spamming AFAIK. My own pro is that I could
avoid to loose time to manage the two lists :)

About the history, as explained on the wiki:

An existing mailing list can be moved to lists.debian.org: the
administrator of the list has to submit a request as described above and
provide us with a list of subscribers (in plain text format, one address
per line). Archives of the existing list can also be imported from files
in mbox format (preferably split per month).

So I *think* the past history could be moved from alioth to lists.d.o.
I can surely provide a subscribers list too.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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