[openstack-dev] [all][swg] per-project "Business only" moderated mailing lists

Mike Perez thingee at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 07:06:50 UTC 2017

On 13:04 Feb 27, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Doug Hellmann's message of 2017-02-27 15:43:12 -0500:
> > 
> > As a person who sends a lot of process-driven email to this list,
> > it is not working for my needs to communicate with others.
> > 
> > Over the past few cycles when I was the release PTL, I always had
> > a couple of PTLs say there was too much email on this list for them
> > to read, and that they had not read my instructions for managing
> > releases. That resulted in us having to train folks at the last
> > minute, remind them of deadlines, deal with them missing deadlines,
> > and otherwise increased the release team's workload.
> > 
> > It is possible the situation will improve now that the automation
> > work is mostly complete and we expect to see fewer significant
> > changes in the release workflow. That still leaves quite a few
> > people regularly surprised by deadlines, though.
> > 
> The problem above is really the krux of it. Whether or not you can keep
> up with the mailing list can be an unknown, unknown. Even now, those
> who can't actually handle the mailing list traffic are in fact likely
> missing this thread about whether or not people can handle the mailing
> list traffic (credit fungi for pointing out this irony to me on IRC).

I feel like this subject comes up in different forms.

FWIW, the dev digest does cover information like release deadlines, elections,
etc. Here's an example:


For anyone that feels like the current ML system is not working and you're
missing important information, do yourself a favor and at least double check
the digest. Suggestions are welcome!

Mike Perez
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