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Set up for new mailing lists
Marvin Humphrey 2010-07-24, 16:07
Greets,

I'm about to make the INFRA request to migrate our mailing lists.  For new
projects, this step is documented at...

    http://incubator.apache.org/guides/mentor.html#request-mailing-lists

Migration is a little different.  Infra will set up the new lists, copy all
subscriber information, and set up forwards for the old lists.  This is how
it is done when e.g. a project graduates from incubation:

    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-2656 (Nutch migration to TLP)

I note that it is possible to set up subject prefixes:  

    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-2777 (Zeta dev prefixing)

Subject prefixes are not a tradition for Lucene sub-projects, but I prefer it,
and since Peter goes so far as to manually insert "[Lucy]" into our subject
headers, I imagine he does too. :)  It is possible to filter based on
recipient, but anyone who has set up such filters is about to have them break
as the mailing list address changes from @lucene.a.o to @infrastructor.a.o --
and during a Lucy migration to TLP, such filtering would break once again.

I propose subject prefixes matching the list names:

    lucy-dev@incubator       [lucy-dev]
    lucy-users@incubator     [lucy-users]
    lucy-commits@incubator   [lucy-commits]
    lucy-private@incubator   [lucy-private]

Additionally, the moderators for the existing Lucy lists are myself and Dave
Balmain (who's inactive).  For the new lists, we should have more than just
me.

    http://incubator.apache.org/guides/mentor.html#request-mailing-lists

    Apache mailing lists require volunteer moderators. New moderators can be
    changed later but at least one volunteer is required before the mailing
    lists can be set up. Moderation is a reasonably easy task though
    moderators may want to set up spam filtering. Having at least three
    moderators is recommended to spread the load.

Volunteers?  It hasn't been a heavy burden.  

Marvin Humphrey