OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list

David von Oheimb it at
Fri Mar 17 13:10:01 UTC 2023

I support keeping the mailing list because many people love this style
for good reasons,
such as a more complete overview, simple and more reliable long-term
simple offline reading and editing, and more technical and social

I appreciate also the pros of the online discussion mode because it is
more interactive
(one can for instance place +1 etc. reactions on posts and fix older
texts in situ).
There is also more flexibility/convenience to selectively follow certain
threads or persons
with adjustable notifications by email etc.

I suggest, as far as possible, better combining the advantages of the
two approaches.

For instance, besides the usual GitHub "issues" and "pull requests"
have separate "questions" and "announcements" sections for more user-
oriented exchange
(if not directly supported by GitHub, may resort to using suitable
Automatically feed the posts done there into the mailing list, 
and maybe also the other way round.


On Fri, 2023-03-17 at 11:04 +0100, Tomas Mraz wrote:
> Hello all openssl-users mailing list contributors,
> as the focus of the OpenSSL users and developers community is now on
> the OpenSSL project GitHub page [1] we are considering closing this
> mailing list. We would like to move to using Issues [2] and Pull
> requests [3] in GitHub to discuss topics and ask questions related to
> using and developing  OpenSSL in a single location as this provides
> better tracking and searching and we believe this will help us serve
> our community better.
> We would still keep the mailing list read-only so the archives of the
> discussions are not lost.
> We are seeking input on this potential change if you are currently
> actively contributing on openssl-users mailing list discussion and you
> believe such a change would substantially reduce your participation in
> the project.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Kind regards,
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