[openspending-dev] Setting up Newsletter-Style List for Updates about OpenSpending

Nigel Babu nigel.babu at okfn.org
Thu Apr 23 09:31:59 UTC 2015

I can't speak for everyone, but as a user, I would highly prefer if I were
asked if I wanted to subscribed (click a link before being subscribed or
some such) before sending me newsletter style announcements.

Nigel Babu
Senior Sysadmin, Open Knowledge

On 22 April 2015 at 01:55, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> *Summary: We are setting up an newsletter-style list for occasional -
> bimonthly or less frequent - updates about OpenSpending. We plan to
> subscribe people on the OpenSpending lists and users on the site to this
> updates-only list and wanted to with check people before proceeding.*
> We have previously sent semi-regular newsletter style updates to this and
> other OpenSpending lists. Going forward, as part of improving services and
> notifications around OpenSpending we are planning to create a regular, but
> infrequent (e.g. monthly or quarterly), “newsletter-style” update with key
> information about the project and service. In it we want to let people know
> about possible downtimes, new OpenSpending related services (which we’ll
> see more of because of the new architecture as announced on the blog) and
> other updates in accordance to the Privacy Policy users have agreed on.
> To make this easier for you, we plan to automatically sign up both members
> of OpenSpending mailing lists and users of OpenSpending.org up to the
> updates-only list (we will ensure you are not signed up twice). We wanted
> to check whether people are happy for this to happen. We want to make sure
> that people both get good updates but also are not imposed on so we wanted
> to check in with you all to see if there are any objections to us doing
> this.
> Regards,
> Rufus
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