OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list

Tomas Mraz tomas at
Mon Mar 20 17:01:01 UTC 2023

On Mon, 2023-03-20 at 18:56 +0200, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2023 at 18:50 Tomas Mraz <tomas at> wrote:
> > 
> > I wonder if some of the concerns were alleviated if we started
> > using
> > the GitHub Discussions feature for the user-type questions and
> > general
> > discussions of OpenSSL. You can subscribe and watch only
> > Discussions on
> > a GH project - i.e., have notifications of new Discussion topics
> > and
> > replies to them delivered to your e-mail.
> > 
> > You would not need to subscribe to all the traffic (i.e. the issues
> > related to development of OpenSSL would be still kept in Issues and
> > Pull requests). You can also reply to a thread by just replying to
> > the
> > notification e-mail. So there is actually no need to use a Web
> > browser
> > to read/reply on those discussions.
> > 
> You get no history, no context. Must access the web interface to
> understand what you missed. Have you tried to use this as
> substitution?

I use the notifications for Issues and Pull requests and given I do not
remove e-mails that contain any useful information from the folder I
have these notifications in, I have quite good context in form of e-
mail threads containing these notifications. Yes, if somebody edits
their response, it won't trigger another notification, so this is not
perfect, but still I think it is pretty usable.

Tomáš Mráz, OpenSSL

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