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From "Eddie O'Neil" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] @domain for Incubator mailing lists
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2005 18:35:58 GMT

   I can speak from our Beehive experience moving from Incubator to TLP. 
  When we graduated, Infra successfully migrated all of our:




including all of our subscribers and message history.  Thanks, much 
Infra!  :)  The merged archives are available here:

I believe that the beehive-<list>@incubator aliases still forward to the 
new lists as I occasionally see mail from Beehive and Geronimo lists 
that still go to @incubator addresses.  Could be wrong about this, 
though -- can someone from Infra confirm this?

   If the goal is identifying things as incubating, my vote is a 
(non-binding) +1 for projects that live here.


Craig L Russell wrote:
> Hi,
> -0 (non-binding)
> Not to throw a monkey wrench into this, but:
> Are we really sure that it's that easy changing an email alias at 
> graduation time? Unlike svn repos that only a few folks use, mailing 
> lists are widespread. Have you thought about exactly how to transition 
> from the 
> <> to 
> <>? Will there be a forwarding of 
> the old alias to the new alias at graduation? How long will the 
> forwarding last? Will there be a consolidated archive of the old alias 
> and the new alias? Will there be any continuation of threads from the 
> old alias to the new alias?
> Without a clear policy on the transitioning of the mail lists, and tools 
> to facilitate the transition I'm not sure it's a good idea. 
> Craig
>> On 18.12.2005, at 05:49, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>> Please vote on the following:
>>>   New mailing lists should be created under the
>>> domain, just as all of
>>>   the other project resources, e.g., the web
>>>   site and SVN subtree.
>> From: Noel J. Bergman []
>> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 16:02
>> To: <>
>> Subject: @domain for Incubator mailing lists
>> There has been some discussion and confusion over where to put mailing 
>> lists
>> for projects that are in the Incubator.  As the person who argued for the
>> current approach, which had to do with infrastructure issues, I'm also 
>> going
>> to suggest that it change.  We are finding that it is more and more
>> important to highlight when a project is in the Incubator, and to ensure
>> that there is no confusion in the mind of the public about that status.
>> The current approach is to put the mailing lists under the domain of 
>> the TLP
>> into which it was expected that they would go, and THE REASON for this had
>> to do with the difficulty of moving the mailing lists and the eyebrowse
>> archives.  HOWEVER, Roy has since written a script to move mailing lists,
>> and we no longer use eyebrowse.  And unlike the prior setup, it is fairly
>> straightforward to redirect an old archive location to a new one.
>> THEREFORE, new mailing lists should be created under the
>> domain, just as all of the other project resources,
>> e.g., the web site and SVN subtree.
>> --- Noel
> Craig Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
> 408 276-5638
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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