[OpenStack Foundation] Opening up the board mailing list

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Tue Mar 26 16:37:55 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-02-02 at 10:33 +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> 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.

I've filed a bug on this:


The main issue is dealing with the existing archives. I'd like to create
a new, hidden mailing list (which only board members can access) to hold
those archives for now. Perhaps later we can remove confidential
information from the archives and re-instate the leftovers under


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