[IAEP] Suggestion to close some mailing lists

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Tue May 10 12:14:42 EDT 2011

Hi all,

Pablo's question during eduJAM!'s "tools for community" panel about
whether we have too many or too few tools and spaces got me thinking
about improving the mailing lists setup we have at the moment.

Sugar Labs' lists (http://lists.sugarlabs.org) seem fine at the moment
with the possible exceptions of:

* http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/italia (which Bernie says we
should suggest to close)
* http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-desarrollo/ (which has seen
very little traffic indeed and most of that has been cross-posts from
sugar-devel from what I can tell)

However looking at the approximately 100 lists available on
http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/ I think there's definitely room for
improvements there. Looking into how active these lists are or aren't
might be a good project for a rainy or sick day;-)

One small initial idea which has come up is to merge
olpc-open at lists.laptop.org with grassroots at lists.laptop.org and possible
move the result into iaep since the traffic on both lists is very low
indeed and they seem to provide very little value by themselves.

What do people think about these suggestions and the topic in general?


Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com

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