Introduction to the Debian mailing lists ======================================== Debian is developed through distributed development all around the world. Therefore, email is the preferred way to discuss various items. Much of the conversation between Debian developers and users is managed through several mailing lists. There are many world-open mailing lists, meaning anyone can read everything that is posted, and participate in the discussions. Everyone is encouraged to help development of Debian and to spread the word of free software. There are also a few lists which are only open to official Debian developers; please don't interpret this as closed development, it sometimes doesn't make much sense discussing internal topics with non-developers. All original Debian mailing lists run on a special server, using an automatic mail processing software called SmartList. This server is called lists.debian.org. All submission, subscription and unsubscription messages have to be sent to a particular address at this host. The language used on all lists is English, unless stated otherwise. There are some user lists for other languages available. Subscription / Unsubscription ----------------------------- Anyone is able to subscribe/unsubscribe on their own to any mailing list, presuming the subscription policy for a particular list is `open'. The requests for subscription or unsubscription can be sent to a special control address, which is slightly different from the list address. Subscription or unsubscription messages should NOT be sent to the address of the mailing list itself. To subscribe or unsubscribe from a mailing list, please send mail to -REQUEST@lists.debian.org with the word `subscribe' or `unsubscribe' as subject. Please remember the -REQUEST part of the address. As part of the subscription process, the list software will send you an email to which you must reply in order to finish subscribing. This is a security measure to keep people from subscribing others to the lists without their permission. If you need to contact a human listmaster, direct your mail to listmaster@lists.debian.org . To find out who is responsible for the lists, take a look at https://www.debian.org/intro/organization User lists There are several user based mailing lists where developers and users can get in contact to discuss and solve problems. debian-announce@lists.debian.org Description : Major news and very important changes in the project are announced here. Moderated : yes Subscription: open debian-backports-announce@lists.debian.org Description : Announcements relating to the debian-backports project include security related announcements Moderated : yes Subscription: open debian-backports@lists.debian.org Description : Discussion about the debian-backports archive Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-chinese-big5@lists.debian.org Description : debian-user in Chinese [Traditional Chinese] Debian Chinese Project; Chinese localization (l10n) issues, documentation and website translation, user support, Chinese-specific development, etc. Posts may be in English or Chinese. The traditional variant of Chinese (Traditional Chinese, like zh_TW or zh_HK) is preferred. Language : Chinese, English Moderated : subscribers Subscription: open debian-chinese-gb@lists.debian.org Description : debian-user in Chinese [Simplified Chinese] Debian Chinese Project; Chinese localization (l10n) issues, documentation and website translation, user support, Chinese-specific development, etc. Posts may be in English or Chinese. The simplified variant of Chinese (Simplified Chinese, like zh_CN or zh_SG) is preferred. Language : Chinese, English Moderated : subscribers Subscription: open debian-edu-announce@lists.debian.org Description : Announcements regarding Skolelinux/debian-edu Moderated : yes Subscription: open debian-enterprise@lists.debian.org Description : Discussions about special needs in enterprise environments and ways to fulfill those needs. Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-esperanto@lists.debian.org Description : Debian users who speak Esperanto. Language : Esperanto Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-firewall@lists.debian.org Description : Discussion of implementation and maintenance of firewalls using Debian. Both basic issues and new more exotic developments are discussed here. Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-infrastructure-announce@lists.debian.org Description : This list covers announcements about changes in the (public and private) Debian infrastructure including services the Debian project directly or indirectly provides. Moderated : signed Subscription: open debian-isp@lists.debian.org Description : Discussion about issues and problems specific to Internet Service Providers (ISPs for short) that use Debian. Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-italian@lists.debian.org Description : Support for Debian users that speak Italian. (High-volume mailing list.) Language : Italian Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-japanese@lists.debian.org Description : This list covers Japanese localization and translation related requests or questions, and conversations about Debian and Japanese. This list is set as Language-Team for PO files and also a contact point of translation team, for those who do not understand Japanese. The official language is English (and Japanese). For native Japanese speakers, Debian JP Project provides several mailing lists discussing the Debian system in Japanese, see http://www.debian.or.jp/community/ml/. General public lists are: -users, -devel, -www and -doc. Their purposes are the same as the namesakes on lists.debian.org. Language : English/Japanese Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-kde@lists.debian.org Description : Discussions related to KDE in Debian. Those developing KDE-based packages are encouraged to use this to discuss issues and share their experience. Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-laptop@lists.debian.org Description : Installing, updating and using laptops with Debian. Suggestions on special packaging, complaints, etc. are welcome. Moderated : no Subscription: open debian-lts-announce@lists.debian.org Description : Important information about new uploads and the status of the LTS distribution are posted here, including security advisories for packages updated in LTS. If you are using the LTS updates on any systems, it is highly recommended that you subscribe to this listHTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden Connection: close Content-Length: 1807 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Restricted Content

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