[RFC] Relocate OpenWrt mailing lists to infradead

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Thu May 10 09:55:20 EDT 2018

On 10 May 2018 at 15:18, Jo-Philipp Wich <jo at mein.io> wrote:
> Hi all,
> it has been several days now that the machine hosting lists.openwrt.org,
> mail.openwrt.org and forum.openwrt.org is offline, without any
> information on when it is going to be back online, if ever.
> I would've expected some proactive actions being taken to get the
> services restored or at the very least some communication on the matter
> to allow us to assert the situation and take appropriate steps.
> The handling of these problems so far puts some serious doubts on the
> future fitness of this hosting solution. Even if things would be getting
> back to normal right now, outages like this can and likely will happen
> again, leaving us in a limbo every time, wondering what is going on.
> Improperly handled outages like this, coupled with an apparent total
> negligence of the impact and complete radio silence on the matter,
> damage the reputation of the project as a whole and let us look like
> incompetent fools.
> I do understand that problems happen and services could fail, especially
> considering that most things are handled or even paid by spare time
> volunteers being either no administrators or no professionals - but what
> absolutely annoys me is the fact that the operators of these services do
> not deem it important enough to step forward and communicate the
> problems upfront.
> With that situation in mind, plus the uncertainty surrounding the
> restoration of the services I propose to move the lists.openwrt.org
> setup to infradead.org which already kindly handles the hosting of our
> LEDE mailing lists.
> I briefly asked on David on IRC already and he stated that setting up
> virtual hosting for *@lists.openwrt.org would be trivially possible.

I agree totally.

I believe this situation perfectly confirms that LEDE developers
reasons for starting LEDE projects were fully justified.


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