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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">Dear GO Consortium members, friends, and users:</span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">We are reorganizing our mailing lists. 
<u>We are retiring the </u></span><u><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-style:italic">GO-discuss</span></u><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000"><u> list</u> as most of the policy discussions are now
 held on on our version control software of choice, GitHub.  <span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">
<span>This change will take effect immediately.</span></span>  Our remaining public mailing lists will be the
</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-style:italic">GO-Consortium</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000"> and the
</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-style:italic">GO-friends</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000"> mailing lists. </span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-style:italic">GO-Consortium</span><span> will contain announcements about GOC meetings, scheduled calls, and notifications of that day’s activity in the Ontology and
 Annotation GitHub trackers.  This will be of the most interest to active members of the Consortium and other curators that are interested in how the GO is actively progressing. Curation/developer groups contributing to the GO should ensure at least one member
 in their group monitors this list.</span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-style:italic">GO-friends</span><span> will contain newsletters from curation groups, release announcements, and ontology modification announcements including obsoletions. 
 This list is geared toward users that aren’t necessarily concerned with discussions about policies and practices, but want to be up to date with changes and developments within the GO. This list is intended for general users of the GO, not just Consortium
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">Some important announcements, like major releases or retractions, will be sent out to both lists.</span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">If neither of the above lists really satisfied your itch for GO discussions, or you’d simply like help on how to join our
 conversations on GitHub, please contact us at </span><a href="mailto:help@geneontology.org"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#1155cc; text-decoration:underline; text-decoration-skip-ink:none">help@geneontology.org</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">.</span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><b><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000">How does this affect me?</span></b></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400">We are combining the purposes of the
</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400; font-style:italic">GO-Consortium</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400"> and
</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400; font-style:italic">GO-discuss</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400"> lists, resulting in the elimination of
</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400; font-style:italic">GO-discuss.</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400"> 
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</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400; font-style:italic">GO-Consortium</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:400"> list or the
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</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-style:italic">GO-friends</span><span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000"> instead. </span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10pt; font-family:Arial; color:#000000; font-weight:700">Unsubscribe me please!</span></p>
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