OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list

Olivier Mascia om at
Fri Mar 17 14:07:30 UTC 2023


Closing the users (openssl-users) mailing list might not be a good idea.

My personal case: as a developer who happens to use OpenSSL (and not an OpenSSL developer), I certainly wouldn't have time and interest to have a look to new ongoing discussions through dedicated web resources.

On the general matter: email is an *old* technology on the Internet, one of the oldest for sure, if not *the* oldest, telnet set aside.  It has issues, in relation with its age, which are expectable, acceptable and manageable.  Does this make it evil?  Is replacing email, with countless different web-based forums, groups, systems, of all sorts, really the next invaluable evolutionary step?  Well I may have grown too old, just like email, to see the obvious advantages of loosing my remaining time "online", visiting countless of various sites, systems, authenticating myself here and there, just to grab the flow of communications which, before, were conveniently delivered straight to my door (my email inbox).

Olivier Mascia

> Le 17 mars 2023 à 11:04, Tomas Mraz <tomas at> a écrit :
> 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,
> -- 
> Tomáš Mráz, OpenSSL

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