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Subject svn commit: r1737880 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/lists.mdtext
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:44:18 GMT
Author: curcuru
Date: Tue Apr  5 20:44:18 2016
New Revision: 1737880

Use a separate page for mailing lists to explain how they work

    comdev/site/trunk/content/lists.mdtext   (with props)

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+Title: Community Development Mailing Lists
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+Almost everything at Apache uses a mailing list to get work done.  People can 
+send mail to the list, many other community members get the message, and 
+someone will usually reply.  Every mailing list at Apache is archived: most lists are 
+[archived publicly][1].  That means that newcomers to a community can learn how 
+decisions on a project were made in the past, because all the discussions 
+a project had are archived from their mailing list discussions.
+If you have questions about anything at Apache, the first thing to do is 
+find the right mailing list - and then send your question!
+# Read This First
+[Detailed instructions][2] on how to use Apache mailing lists (subscribing, sending 
+mail, reading the archives) are posted on our main developer site.  You can email most 
+lists without subscribing, but some lists require subscription first.  Most emails 
+are moderated, so it won't show up on the list immediately, you may need to wait 
+a day, especially if you are new.
+Please be sure your [question is on topic for the list][3], and that you have at 
+least checked the documentation first: everyone at Apache is a volunteer, 
+and if you don't do your homework, we probably can't help you.
+# Find The Right List
+Finding the right list helps get your question in front of people who will know 
+the answer.  Every project at Apache uses their own dev@, user@, and 
+other mailing lists - so asking about Apache Tomcat on the Apache Cassandra 
+lists is likely going to be ignored.
+Projects should have a Mailing Lists, Community, Contact Us link on their homepage, start
+If you have **any non-technical questions**, or a general question about how 
+Apache works, then you should check our [Apache-wide mailing lists][4], or just 
+ask here on!
+# Read The Archives 
+Almost every list at Apache is archived publicly.  This is a great way to learn about 
+how a community has done things in the past, or to learn about *why* a project 
+operates the way they do.  The ASF maintains an official archive, which is 
+guaranteed to have all emails, but is a bit clunky:
+ * [](
+Several other organizations also archive many/most Apache mailing lists, and some 
+offer useful search or sending functionality:
+ * MarkMail []( - natural language
+ * MARC [](
+ * The Mail Archive [][5]
+ * GMANE [](
+  [1]:
+  [2]:
+  [3]:
+  [4]:
+  [5]:
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