OpenSSL project is considering to close this mailing list

Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL uri at
Mon Mar 20 17:18:18 UTC 2023

To deal with bug reports, GitHub is superior. For feature requests - I’m ambivalent. For discussion or, more importantly, Q&A - it plain sucks. 

Which is why I said that [while GitHub fulfills an important role] coding this list would be idiotic. I stand by it. 

Oh, and there’s no need for those, who feel overwhelmed by the email traffic this list would add to their mailboxes, to keep staying on it. Unsubscribing is pretty easy, and so is locating Delete key. 


> On Mar 20, 2023, at 13:01, Tomas Mraz <tomas at> wrote:
> 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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