[coreboot] [RFC] Mailing list and IRC split

stephan.guilloux at free.fr stephan.guilloux at free.fr
Wed Jun 24 15:33:01 CEST 2009

Selon Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de>:

> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:50:01PM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> > Although the list traffic has not yet reached linux-kernel levels, it is
> > already too much to read in full. I hope splitting the lists will allow
> > people to concentrate on their personal area of interest and also
> > encourage more reviews. After all, if you have to read less mails, you
> > can respond to more of them.
> ACK, several other developers have expressed they'd like to split off
> flashrom into an extra list.
> > One issue to solve is how we want to handle flashrom success/failure
> > reports sent to flashrom at coreboot.org. Right now they end up on an
> > unmoderated private list. After the change, they'd get a message that
> > the list is moderated.
> Fine with me. As discussed in the past I think it's crucial that this stuff
> is public (and no, I don't give a shit about spam. I also don't think
> any users who are willing to send reports will refrain from doing so
> just because their email may become public that way).

I'm one of flashrom reader, but less interested with coreboot (sorry for the
team), so, fine for me too.

> Maybe there could be a filter like "the mail has to start with [flashrom]
> otherwise it'll be moderated" or so? Can this be done with stock mailman?
> Those mails would go in unmoderated, all others be moderated.
> Anyway, this is no requirement, we can go ahead and make a new list
> even without the above setup.
> > a nice moderation message, possibly mentioning that emergency help
> > for broken flash is available on IRC.
> Yes, definately.
> > The suggested way forward is outlined below:
> > 1. Register #flashrom on irc.freenode.net (done)
> 1.5: Document it on the flashrom page and on coreboot.org/IRC.
> > 2. Invite parties interested in flashrom to join #flashrom besides
> > #coreboot.
> > 3. Pre-Announce the mailing list split with the following text:
> > "coreboot at coreboot.org will be split in two lists. flashrom at coreboot.org
> > is where flashrom development and usage will be discussed.
> > coreboot at coreboot.org will carry all traffic not related to flashrom.
> > coreboot at coreboot.org list members will be subscribed automatically to
> > flashrom at coreboot.org. If you are only interested in either coreboot or
> > flashrom, feel free to unsubscribe from either list once the split is
> done."
> Looks good. Moving over all current subscribers is very important IMO.
> Everyone is of course free to unsubscribe if wanted.
Agreed too ;-)


> Uwe.
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