The Apache Software Foundation

 Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are crucial to the operation of the Apache Software Foundation. The Foundation, as well as each of the Apache Projects, uses mailing lists to coordinate development of the software and administration of the organization. Mailing lists also serve as a primary support channel where users can help each other learn to use the software.

Participants are expected to abide by the well-established rules of "netiquette", coupled with the supportive nature of the Apache Way. Some mailing lists are not public. Be sure not to take such private discussions into a public forum unless there is agreement of all parties.

Some lists are only open to ASF committers. The moderators have methods to ensure that subscribers are committers, so subscribe using whatever email address that you want.

Some external mailing lists and information sources exist that aren't owned or managed by the Foundation. Most of these lists -- both Foundation-owned and otherwise -- are described here.

Unless otherwise noted, these lists are managed by ezmlm, which means that if you want to subscribe to list@apache.org, then you need to send a message to list-subscribe@apache.org. To get off a list, send a message to list-unsubscribe@apache.org. (Note: Spam filters don't like messages with empty Subjects.) To find out more about a list's features, send a message to list-help@apache.org.

Ezmlm lists also generally provide subscribers with a means of requesting specific past messages or ranges of messages; send mail to the list's help address to find out more. This can act as a sort of 'poor man's archive' if the normal archives are inaccessible or don't exist.

Archives for public mailing lists are available at a number of locations, including:

Foundation Mailing Lists

Project Mailing Lists

Links to project-specific mailing list info can be found on the project resources page.

 Foundation-wide Mailing Lists

Apache News and Announcements

The Apache Announcements list contains news and announcements about the foundation and its projects. Announcements of major software releases, new projects, and other important news are included. Messages are posted only by the Foundation; there is no discussion.

Volume: Low
Subscription address: announce-subscribe@apache.org
Unsubscription address: announce-unsubscribe@apache.org
Archives:
Getting help with the list: announce-help@apache.org

Apache Conference Announcements

The announce@ApacheCon.Com mailing list is used by the ASF conference planning committee to make announcements about conferences, conventions, and tradeshows in which the Foundation is participating. Messages are posted only by the Foundation; there is no discussion.

Volume: Very low
Subscription address: announce-subscribe@ApacheCon.Com
Unsubscription address: announce-unsubscribe@ApacheCon.Com
Archives: Available back to 13 October 1999. Send a message to announce-help@ApacheCon.Com for information about accessing the archives.
Getting help with the list: announce-help@ApacheCon.Com

Foundation Members Mailing List

The members@apache.org mailing list is used by Foundation members to discuss topics of general concern or interest to all of the membership. Participation in this list is only available to members of the Apache Software Foundation.

Volume: Low to moderate
Subscription address: Not a public mailing list

Foundation Board of Directors Mailing List

The board@apache.org mailing list is used by the Foundation's board of directors to discuss issues concerning the Foundation and the discharge of their duties. Participation in this list is only available to members of the Apache Software Foundation, but non-members may send mail to this address in order to reach the Board.

Volume: Low
Subscription address: Not a public mailing list

Foundation Community Mailing List

The community@apache.org mailing list is used by the participants in the Apache Software Foundation to discuss general topics of interest to the foundation. Participation in this list is only available to committers of the Apache Software Foundation. Public archives are available of this list.

Volume: Moderate
Subscription address: Not a public mailing list
Archives:

Foundation Infrastructure Mailing List

The infrastructure@apache.org mailing list is used by the Foundation's infrastructure team to discuss issues concerning the operation of the overall Apache Software Foundation systems. Participation in this list is only available to committers of the Apache Software Foundation. Non-committers may send mail to this address to report problems with ASF systems, however see the notes about system status before you do. See also more information about other infra lists.

Foundation Legal Discussion Mailing List

The legal-discuss@apache.org is a forum for questions (even FAQs) that have a legal aspect to them. These questions may concern (for example) licensing, third party packages, contributor agreement questions and trademark issues. This list will build into an ad-hoc knowledge base about those thorny legal issues that most commonly effect Apache projects. Please keep speculation to a minimum and avoid making authoritative statements without genuine knowledge of the subject.

This list is open to all committers. Others may join by invitation (please send a message to board@apache.org containing email address and some brief reasons why an invitation should be extended). Non-committers with a legal background who are interested in tracking and contributing to the discussions together with volunteers willing to codify discussions into a FAQ will be welcomed.

Volume: Moderate
Subscription address: Not a public mailing list
Archives: