-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I'm thinking it may be appropriate at this time to broach the subject of a mailing list migration.
In the year that I've been the maintainer for GNU Wget, the mailing list at dotsrc.org has gone down twice, for several days at a time, and I'm concerned about whether we might expect further such difficulties in the future. When we do have issues, there's a tendency for responses to be a bit slow. This is understandable, as dotsrc is a small, volunteer-run organization serving the needs of many projects. But it would be nice to have more direct control over the service: for instance, to unsubscribe people when they have trouble doing so themselves (and, perhaps, to ensure that the spam blocker never affects unsubscribe attempts from subscribed addresses). Though it hasn't proven to be a problem yet, I think it would be helpful to have unsubscribe or moderation ability, in the event that some threads or posters get a little out of hand. The downsides, of course, will be the temporary pain of moving to a new address, the potential to lose some subscribers with the move, and moving the current archives over to use the new mailing list. The ideal upsides would be, more reliable service, and more direct control over the subscription list and spam controls. The two possibilities I can think of, are: - Set up a new mailing list at addictivecode.org (my VPS, where the Wiki and source repos are at). The infrastructure is there already (being used for [EMAIL PROTECTED]; there was also a wget-committers list for folks with commit access, which is no longer used). This has the advantage that the Wget maintainer will have root access (so long as it continues to be me ;). The disadvantages are that I may not have the time to spend that a dedicated sysadmin might, and I'm not sure what kind of uptime I can guarantee, as services tend to drop (OOM-killed) when Apache gets hit hard. There are ways around this, but I haven't had time to spend on looking seriously at it. So far, though, my uptimes have been a bit better than dotsrc's, at least. - Use [EMAIL PROTECTED] as the primary mailing list once again, and ask the dotsrc folks to forward email@example.com there. This has the advantage that I will have control over the subscription list and various other admin-level things (I hope?), and the GNU admins can probably do a better job (maybe?) than either I or the dotsrc folks can, at keeping services running smoothly. What do y'all think? - -- Micah J. Cowan Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer, and GNU Wget Project Maintainer. http://micah.cowan.name/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFIaY1v7M8hyUobTrERAgLGAJ0TnlZnNM/25UpibZZEpyr9zJrqxgCgjynV Ap13NbW09sybmsZ7LbTBX/0= =vOS0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----