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General List

The openstack@lists.openstack.org general mailing list is the most active list. You should join this list when you start to know OpenStack. Request for help and community announcements are allowed on this list. Its rate can be up to 100 messages per day.

You should follow the MailingListEtiquette guidelines for posting to this list.

The list is archived in several places:

Note: this general list was previously set up at lists.launchpad.net.

Announcements

Announcements about the OpenStack project like product release information and security advisories. This is a low-traffic, read-only list.

Future Development

This high-traffic list for the developers of OpenStack to discuss development issues and roadmap. It is focused on the next release of OpenStack: you should post on this list if you are a contributor to OpenStack or are very familiar with OpenStack development and want to discuss very precise topics, contribution ideas and similar. Do not ask support requests on this list.


Note that this is a single development list for all OpenStack projects. You can use Mailman Topics (on the [Subscribe] page) to help with sorting and filtering messages. Please read the [recent] [threads] to see why suggestions to split the list by projects might be met with strong resistance. You can use Topics to filter the list and have nearly the same effect if you only want to see messages for specific projects.

Operators

This is a specific list for existing OpenStack cloud operators. It is a forum to exchange best practices around operating an OpenStack installation at scale. You can ask for support on this list.

QA List

This list for the QA team members to discuss items related to upstream QA and Quality Engineering. Topics include: test suites, gating, coverage, etc.

Foundation

Hosts the community discussion around the OpenStack Foundation setup.

Community

Discussions about the OpenStack International User Groups Community.The OpenStack International User Groups Community team is the main contact point for anybody running a local OpenStack User Group. Add your group to OpenStackUsersGroup.

Security

Discussions on topics within OpenStack that require a strong security focus or issues that should be brought to the attention of the security community within OpenStack. Home of the OpenStack Security Group and a central point for co-ordinating security projects.

Internationalisation and Translation

Internationalisation and translation discussions. If you are interested in translating OpenStack, adding a new language to the translation system, asking questions about how to modify your code to work with i18n, you should join this low-traffic list.

Subteam lists

  • openstack-tc: Technical Committee members discussion list. Subscribe
  • openstack-docs: Documentation efforts. Subscribe
  • openstack-hpc: High Performance Computing discussions. Subscribe
  • openstack-infra: OpenStack Infrastructure (CI) discussions. Subscribe
  • openstack-stable-maint: A mailing list for the OpenStack Stable Maintenance Team. Subscribe


User Committee

Discussions between people working with the user committee. In general, you should only join this list if you are a volunteer working on a user committee activity, or you are generally interested. All discussions about using openstack, user groups, or community participation happen on other mailing lists mentioned on this page.


Language-specific lists

Communities can request language specific mailing lists to be activated on http://lists.openstack.org. Please follow instructions on Community#Mailing_lists_in_local_languages.