Thunderbird communication channels consolidation

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at
Fri May 15 11:26:44 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-15 12:42, Kai Engert wrote:
> Hi Magnus, thanks for the initiative. Here are some thoughts on your 
> suggestions:
> With a mailman listed hosted by Mozilla, the project has full control 
> over the archive.
We'd still have full control over the groups we own on topicbox.

> Should Thunderbird ever decide to stop using the services of the 
> Topicbox commercial provider, what will happen to the archive of past 
> discussions on lists that were hosted on Topicbox?
Past archives can be imported manually per request 

I don't know if there's any export feature, but if we want we could have 
a mailbox subscribed for this purpose only.

> We might want to keep tb-planning as a traditional Mailman list, with 
> its traditional archive. Keeping a permanent archive of the high level 
> discussions seems more interesting than the archive of short lived 
> technical discussions.
> The Maildev list could be removed, and a new list of development 
> topics created on Topicbox. Given Topicbox already hosts the "Add-on 
> Developers" list, and the "Thunderbird UX" list, this seems consistent.
> The naming should be chosen carefully. Is this list really about 
> "Mail" development, only? What about discussions on Calendar, Chat or 
> Feeds?

I agree per topic conversations is the way to go. As per my other mail, 
circles will often be *very* small though.

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