We all benefit from making LSST software development as open as possible and conducive to outside volunteer contributions . One way to increase community involvement is to open up our development mailing lists to the public, analogous to the way other open source projects do. For example, we could have:
- firstname.lastname@example.org: the development mailing list, equivalent to current lsst-data
- email@example.com: the users mailing list, equivalent to current lsst-dm-stack-users mailing list (but it could possibly be replaced by StackOverflow/Confluence Questions)
- firstname.lastname@example.org: internal, DM-staff only mailing list, for the rare discussions/notices that should go out to staff only.
Though we don't rely on them for meeting the project specs (legally required disclaimer ).