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Create OpenGLAM mailing list
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Requested name of the mailing list (ending in

Reasoning/explanation of purpose

Transferring the mailing list maintenance from OKFN to Wikimedia's mailman. For the past 5+ years, the Open Knowledge Foundation has hosted the website and mailing list of the 1000+ members large OpenGLAM community, which discusses open access policies and practices in the cultural sector. (Membership of this community has a lot of overlap with the GLAM-Wiki community, because many institutions in this network use Wikimedia platforms to share their collections under free licenses.)

OKFN is now stepping down as maintainer of the OpenGLAM website and mailing list. Creative Commons has agreed to take over maintenance of the website ( - recently transferred), and I'm hereby requesting to transfer the mailing list hosting to Wikimedia servers, as Wikimedia's contribution to keep this community supported.

All 1000+ members of the 'old' OKFN-hosted list will be subscribed to the new Wikimedia-hosted one after notification of this change. They will have the opportunity to unsubscribe at transfer if they wish.

Initial list administrator's email address

Sandra Fauconnier - sfauconnier (at)

Secondary list administrator's email address

Evelin Heidel - scannopolis (at)

Description of the list for the general list info page

A list for people interested in open access, open data and open content in the cultural heritage sector. See for more info about this community.

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Hello! I have created the mailing list as requested.

List admin page:

@SandraF_WMF you should have received an email with the administrator's password; there's only one such password so you'll have to share it between the list admins. I have set the short description and the secondary admin address. Everything else is left to the defaults for you to configure as desired.

Have fun!

Thank you! Much appreciated 😀