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Migration plans for lists.alioth.debian.org

Dear fellow developers,

Following on from the announcement in September[1] and subsequent
discussions[2] we are now in a position to announce further details
of the replacement service for lists.alioth.debian.org.
Whilst we recognise that most use cases will eventually served by
other systems, given the widespread use of these lists it is
desirable to provide some continuity beyond the alioth shutdown

The new service will be called alioth-lists.debian.net and will
handle email sent to lists.alioth.debian.org after shutdown. It
will be run by Debian Developers (currently Dominic Hargreaves,
Alex Muntada and Bernhard Schmidt). Migration of lists will be to
another mailman installation, with config, subscribers and archives
all intact. An HTTP redirector will be provided by the DSA team so
that existing archive URLs continue to work.

The date of the migration is yet to be fixed but will need
to be be in late March or early April to ensure it is complete before
the alioth system needs to be shut down.

This is not intended to supercede the advice to make use of other
services where appropriate, such as lists.debian.org for eligible
lists, tracker.debian.org or salsa, but does enable other lists
such as package team maintenance lists, to have a home in the
short term. The service will be reviewed for viability and
usefulness after one release cycle, as the expectation is that
over time many lists will find a natural home elsewhere.

Both to avoid migrating unused lists, and to ensure we migrate
data with consent, we will only migrate lists where this has been
specifically requested:

* One of the list owners must reply to the email we will sending in the
  next few days to confirm they would like the list to be migrated.
* Such requests will need to be received no later than March 15th 2018.
* Lists that have no active list owners will need to appoint
  some new list owners to take control of the list first. If you believe
  this applies to a list you use and that you would like to see migrated,
  please let us know by emailing <admin@alioth-lists.debian.net>.

Requesting a migration in this way will ensure that your mailing
list @lists.alioth.debian.org will continue to work after the
migration date.

For more information, see
<https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/MailingListContinuation>, and to
contact the team, use <admin@alioth-lists.debian.net>.

Best wishes,
the alioth-lists migration team.

[1] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2017/09/msg00004.html>
[2] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/09/msg00270.html>

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