[OpenStack Foundation] Opening up the board mailing list

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Sat Feb 2 10:33:23 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-02-01 at 01:00 +0100, Dave Neary wrote:
> > I've come across cases where this would be useful several times - has
> > anyone seen a mailman configuration that resembles this?
> It is possible in Mailman to restrict posting to a list to a subset of 
> the members - you set the "Moderation" flag and set behaviour for all 
> moderated users to "Discard" or "Reject" (reject lets the poster know 
> the mail was rejected, which might be better) in "Privacy 
> options->Sender filters" - then you unset the mod bit for all board 
> members in "Membership management".
>   That would allow you to have non-board-members subscribe to the board 
> list, get all the email, but not be able to post. If members really want 
> to raise issues related to the board member post, then it can be done on 
> foundation, but you'd need to manually change the header (which might be 
> an effective social control to bike shedding board conversations, rather 
> than trying to figure out how to have reply-to set to a different list 
> for a subset of the membership). 

I have no idea whether it is possible, but if it is then it would work
pretty well except the "non-directors need to change the Reply: header
when replying" part. That's not terrible, and we can actively encourage
people to do it.


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