[OpenGLAM] changes in the mailing list

todd.d.robbins at gmail.com todd.d.robbins at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 17:48:51 UTC 2019

Thank you for the heads up, Scann!

I just created a new category on the OKFN Discuss as well:
https://discuss.okfn.org/c/working-groups/open-glam, feel free to
continue conversations there as well.

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 10:17 AM scann <scannopolis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Below you will find an email by the Open Knowledge Foundation announcing
> changes in the mailing lists. This basically means that the
> open-glam at lists.okfn.org will stop being active starting from January
> 2020.
> As part of the reorganization process, you might have noticed already that
> the http://openglam.org has a new landing page. We're working on bringing
> back the archives and of course putting some content on the website.
> With regards to the mailing list, the Wikimedia Foundation has set up a
> mailing list here: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/admin/open-glam
> I'll move all the subscribers of this mailing list to that mailing list
> shortly, but I'm also letting everyone know. If anyone wants to unsubscribe
> they can either do it now or in the new list.
> If anyone else is also interested or willing to help moderate the list,
> please let me know.
> cheers,
> scann
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> De: Open Knowledge Foundation <network at okfn.org>
> Date: vie., 15 nov. 2019 a las 6:21
> Subject: Open Knowledge Foundation: Important announcement regarding the
> mailing list(s) you manage
> To: <scannopolis at gmail.com>
> Important announcement regarding OKF mailing lists
> View this email in your browser
> <https://mailchi.mp/okfn/mailing-lists-closure?e=b010e870ad>
> Re: Mailman mailing list: open-glam
> Dear OKF friend,
> In the past, we used mailing lists to communicate across various Open
> Knowledge Foundation projects. Some of these projects remain active and
> have a lively community and some have become inactive or evolved into
> something different. According to the mailing list database, you are a
> (co-)owner, that’s why we’ve contacted you regarding this topic.
> We are currently restructuring our support services, and one of the first
> actions of this restructure is reducing the number of mailing lists we
> host. We will close out the lists by January 31st, 2020.
> This decision has come about for three reasons:
>    1. Managing the mailing lists and keeping the infrastructure up to
>    date represents an effort in terms of resources and administration time
>    that Open Knowledge Foundation is unable to meet going forward.
>    2. GDPR: EU legislation now requires us to have an active and current
>    knowledge of the data held on our websites, as well as the consent of the
>    subscribers regarding the use of their personal data, to ensure GDPR
>    compliance. Unfortunately, Mailman mailing lists don’t comply with this
>    Directive, which means we can’t use this tool any more.
>    3. We are currently implementing a new strategy within Open Knowledge
>    Foundation which will focus the organisation on several key themes, namely
>    Education, Health and Work. We want to keep fostering conversations but let
>    groups choose what the best platform is for that.
> As we close out the lists, there are a couple of things that we would like
> to ask of you:
>    1. Please reply to us and acknowledge that this change will happen. In
>    case you’re not the right contact, please point us to who should make
>    decisions about this mailing list.
>    2. If you would like to switch the discussion to our forums at
>    *https://discuss.okfn.org* <https://discuss.okfn.org/>, let us know
>    and we can help you to set up a dedicated category. This platform helps
>    keep things open and allows the whole network to follow along, participate,
>    and stay informed. If you like, we could start a new forum category for the
>    topic of your mailing list to continue the discussion there.
>    3. If you would like to involve other people in this discussion,
>    please forward to them and cc me.
>    4. We will be keeping an archive of all lists, but currently do not
>    plan to keep this public. If you require a copy for your own records,
>    please let us know.
> Yours sincerely,
> *Open Knowledge Foundation*
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Tod Robbins, MLIS
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