[Fsfe-ie] Future of fsfe-ie@ list

Max Mehl max.mehl at fsfe.org
Fri Dec 20 15:18:12 UTC 2019

Dear list members,

We've noticed that this list's activity is very low to non-existent.
That's a shame because when new people sign up they expect ongoing
discussions - and of course it means that Free Software activity in the
region or topic it's connected to is low or moved to elsewhere.

However, it could also mean that people rotated. The "original" folks
moved to different places and topics, and the new folks stayed silent
for some reason. So instead of just deleting an this inactive list, we
would like to give you the opportunity of forming a new community on
this list.

For that, we would need list moderators. It prove to be sensible to have
2 people taking over this role which involves:

* handling the moderation queue, so sorting out spam, letting in
  legitimate external mails, and approving new members depending on the
  policy of the mailing list,
* facilitating interesting discussions on the list to get activity
  started again. Free Software is in the rise - and often also under
  attack - almost everywhere, so we won't run out of discussion items,
* and being the contact point for administrators like me in case of
  technical problems or any changes.

Please let me know by direct mail to me whether you'd be interested in
being a moderator for this list. If we won't find at least 2 moderators
soon, I'm afraid we will have to close this list (which doesn't mean it
cannot be reopened again in the future).

But even if this list would be closed eventually, the FSFE still offers
many interesting channels for exchange and chat, e.g.:

* the discussion@ mailing list [^1]
* the Discourse forum [^2]
* the various ways to contribute and work together [^3]
* and more [^4]

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me. Enjoy the holiday


[^1]: https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion

[^2]: https://community.fsfe.org

[^3]: https://fsfe.org/contribute

[^4]: https://fsfe.org/contact/community

Max Mehl - Programme Manager - Free Software Foundation Europe
Contact and information: https://fsfe.org/about/mehl | @mxmehl
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