Proposal: Mailing List Cull

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at
Fri Mar 15 19:00:26 UTC 2019

On 3/15/2019 4:08 AM, Adam Farley8 wrote:
> "discuss" <discuss-bounces at> wrote on 14/03/2019 20:30:50:
>> I think that is for each Project to decide, and that the typical
>> decision will be to refer people to the mailing list of the Group  which
>> sponsored the Project.
> That's a fair comment. Ideally, all of the contacted list owners will
> respond once an email has been sent out,
> and they will decide on the right action.

I guess anyone is free to petition Project Leads to dissolve their 
allegedly inactive Project. It would helpful for the petition to note 
the course of action mentioned above (use the sponsoring Group's mailing 

>> Not sure why java-se-mr-spec-comments or java-se-spec-comments are  on
>> your radar. The former clearly has purpose [5] and the latter is clearly
>> associated with the significant java-se-spec-* lists.
> Those did seem important, but they looked associated with work that been
> resolved.
> At a glance, the mr one mentions Spring 2019, and the JEP links mention
> that the last vote is about to finish.
> Between that and the last email being in 2015, I presumed the list was
> due for archiving anyway.
> Not the case?

A glance at shows that 
some mailing lists are connected with Java SE activities around spec and 
conformance, rather than OpenJDK activities around implementation and 
infra. I recommend ignoring the former lists, and focusing on the lists 
connected directly with OpenJDK Projects.


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