There are a number of public mailing lists for people interested in Evergreen open source library software – general, governance, documentation,taskforces, development & commits. There is also one private security list used to report and discuss security vulnerabilities without disclosing those problems until a fix is available.
Mailing Lists Policy
In the interests of transparency everything on the mailing lists is public and logged.
Technically, administrators can delete things, but the content may be mirrored, has feeds and is in the Google cache & other search engines indexes, so deleting something doesn’t make it go away. Our policy is to leave the archives alone except in exceptional cases. Please send a request promptly to email@example.com if you believe you are the exception.
Security Mailing List
To report a vulnerability to the Evergreen security team please submit a bug through the LaunchPad site, and then flag the it as a “private security” bug by following these steps:
- Go to https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen and report a bug.
- In the bug form, under the “further description box”, there’s a
widget labeled “This bug contains information that is:”
- Click on it, and set the type to “Private Security”.
- Submit the bug.
For the rules governing the membership and access to the security mailing list, please refer to http://wiki.evergreen-ils.org/doku.php?id=dev:security.
General Mailing List
Evergreen General Discussion List
This is the general-topic, (usually) non-technical list for the Evergreen community — Evergreen users, librarians, library workers, library users, developers, fellow travelers, or people just plain curious about Evergreen. As of October, 2008, this list had over 500 members. Its traffic is moderate.
General means general. Posts range from discussions about possible new features to quick questions about implementation. There is no such thing as a “dumb” question or comment for the Evergreen general list. If you’re thinking the question, chances are, you’re in good company. Ask, and you give other members of the Evergreen community an opportunity to share their growing knowledge.
To subscribe to the Evergreen general discussion list, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-general
Governance Mailing List
Evergreen Project Board List
This list is for the Evergreen Project Board to discuss matters relating to the Evergreen Project.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/board.
Evergreen Oversight Board List
This list was used by the predecessor to the Evergreen Project Board (i.e., the Evergreen Oversight Board) to discuss matters relating to the Evergreen Project.
The archives are available at http://list.evergreen-ils.org/pipermail/eg-oversight-board/.
Evergreen Governance Discussion List
The Governance Committee used this list to discuss matters relating to the Evergreen Software Foundation.
The Evergreen Governance Discussion archives are available at http://list.evergreen-ils.org/pipermail/evergreen-governance-l/
Evergreen Documentation Discussion List
This list is for planners, technical writers, trainers, documentation contributors, etc. participating in or interested in following the progress of the Evergreen documentation project.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-documentation
Evergreen Acquisitions List
This list is for acquisitions staff and administrators using the Evergreen ILS and is for discussion on all issues involving the use, setup, and management of acquisitions using Evergreen. Discussions include general questions, workflows, bugs, and coordinating future development of these areas.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-acq
Evergreen Cataloging List
This list is for technical services staff using the Evergreen ILS and is for discussion on all technical services issues, particularly related to cataloging, acquisitions, and serials. Discussions include general technical services questions, workflows, bugs, and coordinating future development of these areas.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-catalogers
Evergreen Circulation List
This list is for circulation staff and administrators using the Evergreen ILS and is for discussion on all issues involving the use, setup, and management of circulation using Evergreen. Discussions include general questions, workflows, bugs, and coordinating future development of these areas.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-circ
Evergreen Consortial Leaders List
This list is for leaders of library consortiums that use the Evergreen ILS, and those topics that specifically relate to consortial decisions.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/consortial-leaders
Evergreen Task Forces
Evergreen Web Team List
This list is for discussion regarding the Evergreen website and other related topics.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-web-team
Evergreen Reports Taskforce List
This list is for members of the Reports Taskforce which aims to establish a framework for sharing reports and improving the reporting system in Evergreen.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-reports
Evergreen Outreach Committee
This list is for discussion regarding outreach efforts related to Evergreen both internal and external to the community.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-outreach
Evergreen Technical Discussion List
This list is for patches and technical discussions (including system administration topics) about Evergreen and OpenSRF. Messages and responses are often in the shorthand common to this culture.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-dev
Evergreen New Developers Working Group
The New Developers Working Group was formed at the 2019 Evergreen International Conference with the intent of gathering together people in the Evergreen community who have an interest in learning more about coding for Evergreen, but very little experience.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/eg-newdevs
Evergreen System Administrators List
This discussion list was used for System Administrators of the Evergreen open source library software, but is no longer active.
The Evergreen System Administrators List archives are available at http://list.evergreen-ils.org/pipermail/evergreen-admin/
Evergreen Git Commit List
This list tracks the full diff of every commit to the Evergreen git repository.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-commits
OpenSRF Git Commit List
This list tracks the full diff of every commit to the OpenSRF git repository.
To subscribe, go to http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/opensrf-commits