Communication

Communication

openGauss community uses Mailing List, IRC and other channels for communication. We sincerely invite you to join the openGauss Mailing List and IRC channel for discussion.

1. Mailing List

List NameEmail AddressDescriptionArchives
Communitycommunity@opengauss.orgMailing list for public discussions in openGauss community. Any community issues can be discussed here.Archive
Connectorsconnectors@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG Connectors discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
Docsdocs@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG Docs discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
Infrainfra@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG Infra discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
SecurityAnnouncesecurityannounce@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG Security Announce discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
SQLEnginesqlengine@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG SQLEngine discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
StorageEnginestorageengine@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG StorageEngine discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
TCtc@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG TC discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
Toolstools@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG Tools discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
OMom@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG OM discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
IoTiot@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG IoT discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
In-place Updateinplaceupdate@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG in-place update discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
AIai@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG AI discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
GISgis@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG GIS discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
CloudNativecloudnative@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG CloudNative discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
SecurityTechnologysecuritytechnology@opengauss.orgMailing list for SIG SecurityTechnology discussion group in openGauss community.Archive
List NameDescriptionArchives
CommunityMailing list for public discussionsArchive
ConnectorsMailing list for SIG Connectors discussion groupArchive
DocsMailing list for SIG Docs discussion groupArchive
InfraMailing list for SIG Infra discussion groupArchive
SecurityAnnounceMailing list for SIG Security Announce discussion groupArchive
SQLEngineMailing list for SIG SQLEngine discussion groupArchive
StorageEngineMailing list for SIG StorageEngine discussion groupArchive
TCMailing list for SIG TC discussion groupArchive
ToolsMailing list for SIG Tools discussion groupArchive
OMMailing list for SIG OM discussion groupArchive
IoTMailing list for SIG IoT discussion groupArchive
In-place UpdateMailing list for SIG in-place update discussion groupArchive
AIMailing list for SIG AI discussion groupArchive
GISMailing list for SIG GIS discussion groupArchive
CloudNativeMailing list for SIG CloudNative discussion groupArchive
SecurityTechnologyMailing list for SIG SecurityTechnology discussion groupArchive

1.1 How Do I Subscribe to the Mailing List?

If you have never subscribed to the mailing list, do as follows:

  • Click the name of the mailing list that you want to subscribe to.

  • Wait until the browser goes to the subscription page of the mailing list, which provides instructions on how to subscribe.

  • Read the subscription instructions and provide an email address that you want to use to subscribe to the mailing list.

  • Enter your email address and click Subscribe. You will receive an email asking you to confirm the subscription.

  • Reply the email to confirm your subscription.

  • At last, you will receive a welcome email from the mailing list.

1.2 How Do I Send an Email to the Mailing List?

To send an email to a specified mailing list, send your email to the address listed on the mailing list. Subscribers in this mailing list will receive your email.

Subscribers in this mailing list will receive your email.

1.3 How Can I View the Previous Mailing List?

To view previous emails, visit the archive addresses as shown in the table above.

2. IRC

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is widely used in open source projects because of its powerful real-time communication capability.

We sincerely invite you to join the openGauss IRC channel for discussion.

openGauss provides free and open communication through freenode.net.

The IRC software can be used in all operating systems. Wikipedia provides a comparison of diverse IRC clients. You may select one suitable client for your operating system.

IRC does not require complex configurations. If you do not want to download or install the software, you can use its web client (see at freenode.net).

Select a nickname to join the openGauss IRC channel.

2.1 openGauss IRC Channel

IRC ChannelDescription
#opengaussDiscussion channel for community activities.
#opengauss-tcCommunity Technical Committee discussion channel.
#opengauss-infraCommunity infrastructure discussion channel.
#opengauss-meetingCommunity meeting channel.
IRC ChannelDescription
#opengaussDiscussion channel for community activities.
#opengauss-tcCommunity Technical Committee discussion channel.
#opengauss-infraCommunity infrastructure discussion channel.
#opengauss-meetingCommunity meeting channel.

2.2 IRC Meeting

IRC meeting is held in plain text. The IRC meeting channel of openGauss community is #opengauss-meeting. You can find all of channels and meeting records from IRC Channel Logs.

openGauss community organizations can choose different channels to carry out online meeting. For details, please see the introduction of each community organization meeting.

Organization MeetingScope of Organization Responsibility
TCTC is in charge of technical guidance, decision-making, and supervision.
SIG SQLEngineDevelop and maintain the SQL engines of the openGauss community.
SIG StorageEngineDevelop and maintain the storage engine of the openGauss community.
SIG ConnectorsDevelop and maintain the connectors of the openGauss community.
SIG ToolsDevelop and maintain the tools of the openGauss community.
SIG DocsDevelop and maintain the documents of the openGauss community.
SIG InfraDevelop and maintain the infrastructure of the openGauss community.
SIG SecurityDevelop and maintain the security of the openGauss community.
SIG IOTDevelop and maintain the IoT of the openGauss community.
SIG In-place UpdateDevelop and maintain the in-place update of the openGauss community.
SIG AIDevelop and maintain the AI of the openGauss community.
SIG GISDevelop and maintain the Geographic Information System of the openGauss community.
SIG CloudNativeDevelop and maintain the Cloud Native of the openGauss community.
SIG SecurityTechnologyDevelop and maintain the database security technology of the openGauss community.
Organization MeetingScope of Organization Responsibility
TCTC is in charge of technical guidance, decision-making, and supervision.
SIG SQLEngineDevelop and maintain the SQL engines of the openGauss community.
SIG StorageEngineDevelop and maintain the storage engine of the openGauss community.
SIG ConnectorsDevelop and maintain the connectors of the openGauss community.
SIG ToolsDevelop and maintain the tools of the openGauss community.
SIG DocsDevelop and maintain the documents of the openGauss community.
SIG InfraDevelop and maintain the infrastructure of the openGauss community.
SIG SecurityDevelop and maintain the security of the openGauss community.
SIG IOTDevelop and maintain the IoT of the openGauss community.
SIG In-place UpdateDevelop and maintain the in-place update of the openGauss community.
SIG AIDevelop and maintain the AI of the openGauss community.
SIG GISDevelop and maintain the Geographic Information System of the openGauss community.
SIG CloudNativeDevelop and maintain the Cloud Native of the openGauss community.
SIG SecurityTechnologyDevelop and maintain the database security technology of the openGauss community.

All IRC meeting commands use the # character as the prefix. The useful commands include:

CommandsFunctionsExample
#startmeetingStart a meeting. The calling IRC nick becomes the chair.#startmeeting infra
#topicSet the current topic of discussion, and all of the topics will be highlighted at the end of the meeting.#topic next release time
#endmeetingEnd current meeting, the meeting bot will save records and give links of the meeting records.#endmeeting
#actionProvide IRC nicks of people involved and the action items. The action items will be sorted by IRC nick at the end of the meeting.#action MrGreen organize release plan
#infoHighlight a record in a meeting.#info We need much effort before the next release
#linkAdd a link record. The URL will be properly detected within the line in most cases, and the URL can’t contain spaces.#link [MeetBot](http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot/)
#agreedIt means that the participants reached a certain conclusion, and the command is followed by the conclusion. The meeting bot will record the conclusion in the meeting minutes.#agreed next release time is sunday
CommandsFunctions
#startmeetingStart a meeting. The calling IRC nick becomes the chair.
#topicSet the current topic of discussion, and all of the topics will be highlighted at the end of the meeting.
#endmeetingEnd current meeting, the meeting bot will save records and give links of the meeting records.
#actionProvide IRC nicks of people involved and the action items. The action items will be sorted by IRC nick at the end of the meeting.
#infoHighlight a record in a meeting.#info We need much effort before the next release
#linkAdd a link record. The URL will be properly detected within the line in most cases, and the URL can’t contain spaces.
#agreedIt means that the participants reached a certain conclusion, and the command is followed by the conclusion. The meeting bot will record the conclusion in the meeting minutes.

2.3 Other Things You Might Want to Know

If you want to create a new IRC channel, visit the IRC channel #opengauss-infra or send an email to infra@opengauss.org for help.

Note: Many IRC channels have logs, and the logs are publicly accessible. Therefore, do not enter your private and sensitive data in these channels.