OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list
norm.green at gemtalksystems.com
Fri Mar 17 16:27:31 UTC 2023
>The main problem we see is that there are many places where to go for
>OpenSSL related advice and it is unclear which place is the best if you
>want to ask some question.
There are only 2 places I've ever used: the mailing list and github.
What other "many places" are you referring to?
FWIW I find the mailing list to be very useful and strongly favour
It is very convenient to scan the ML emails in my inbox as they arrive
and far less convenient to bring up github in a browser and scan the
I strongly suspect discontinuing the ML will cause your audience size to
That said, I do see some overlap between the ML and the issues page on
github, so perhaps all you need to do is clarify the purpose of each.
IMHO: use the ML for questions and discussions and github for bugs
reports, feature requests and code (PRs).
On 3/17/2023 9:09 AM, Tomas Mraz wrote:
> On Fri, 2023-03-17 at 07:51 -0700, Job Cacka wrote:
>> First, by even mentioning the dissolution of this list you threaten
>> the long term viability of this list. It would have been better to
>> first look to the members of the list to solve the real problems in
>> the list. What are they?
> The main problem we see is that there are many places where to go for
> OpenSSL related advice and it is unclear which place is the best if you
> want to ask some question. So then the question(s) either do not reach
> all the potential communities and users that could answer them or the
> questions are duplicated at all (or some) of the possible places which
> is ugly too.
> That problem can be hardly solved by any other ways than by simply
> removing some of the places.
> Now the question of course is whether that problem is so critical that
> fixing it is worth alienating existing users of the place that would be
> Without asking the question we would not even know how many users do
> not consider github as acceptable place to go to. So it was necessary
> to ask that question.
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