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From Alan Cabrera <>
Subject Re: Tool to generate disclaimer, NOTICE, etc. files
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:05:21 GMT

On Feb 11, 2014, at 9:01 AM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Alan Cabrera <> wrote:
>>> One thing I think we could use is a tool which parses mbox archives in
>>> and generates statistics:
>>> *   Total emails sent per list (a measure of activity)
>>> *   Unique addresses participating (a measure of diversity)
>>> *   Emails sent by Mentors (a measure of Mentor engagement)
>> Yeah, I'm working on that as we speak.  I have a project called Panopticon
>> in Apache Labs.  I'm currently working on mailing list moderator tools that
>> allow moderation at the command line.  Go check it out!
> What would be ideal is if Panopticon could generate these stats and then the
> Incubator's script could embed them in the report wiki
> template for each month.  I see that Panopticon is envisioned as a web UI, but
> for our purposes it would probably need to run on a cron on
> and cache the stats, because reading all those mboxes on the fly each request
> would be too expensive.
> Is that feature request compatible with your work?

A lot of data would have to be collected incrementally in the background.

All data that Panopticon collects will be available via a JSON REST API.


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