[openstack-dev] OpenStack-Announce List
tom at openstack.org
Fri Nov 20 04:00:20 UTC 2015
I'd like to get your thoughts about the OpenStack-Announce list.
We describe the list as:
Subscribe to this list to receive important announcements from the
OpenStack Release Team and OpenStack Security Team.
This is a low-traffic, read-only list.
Up until July 2015, it was used for the following:
* Community Weekly Newsletter
* Stable branch release notifications
* Major (i.e. Six-monthly) release notifications
* Important security advisories
and had on average 5-10 messages per month.
After July 2015, the following was added:
* Release notifications for clients and libraries (one email per
library, includes contributor-focused projects)
resulting in an average of 70-80 messages per month.
Personally, I no longer consider this volume "low traffic" :)
In addition, I have been recently receiving feedback that users have
been unsubscribing from or deleting without reading the list's posts.
That isn't good news, given this is supposed to be the place where we
can make very important announcements and have them read.
One simple suggestion might be to batch the week's client/library
release notifications into a single email. Another might be to look at
the audience for the list, what kind of notifications they want, and
chose the announcements differently.
What do you think we should do to ensure the announce list remains useful?
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