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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: Mailinglists - a tool from the 90s?
Date Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:41:36 GMT
I'll certainly admit that I'm a "traditionalist". But I hope that I can be credited with trying
other things when they come along.

Unfortunately, there is no other format of communications that is standards based and thus
has all the necessary tools for being productive. If there were I'd be happy to use it.

My car has a cassette player, but I haven't owned a cassette for something like 25 years.

I do think that something better than email will emerge one day, but it isn't around today.

Ross

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From: Dennis E. Hamilton<mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
Sent: ‎1/‎18/‎2015 9:20 AM
To: dev@community.apache.org<mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
Subject: RE: Mailinglists - a tool from the 90s?

I think Ross's consideration also applies to the many folks who cling to technology of the
70s (i.e., the Internet versions of News Readers) to access and contribute to ASF mailing
lists.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) [mailto:Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 07:29
To: dev@community.apache.org
Subject: RE: Mailinglists - a tool from the 90s?

For me any alternative would still have to push everything into my inbox where I can use a
my preferred tools, each developed and matured over many years, to help me process the volume
of communications I need (filters, archives, calendars etc.)

Ross

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From: Benedikt Ritter<mailto:britter@apache.org>
Sent: ‎1/‎18/‎2015 4:35 AM
To: dev@community.apache.org<mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
Subject: Mailinglists - a tool from the 90s?

Hi all,

over at the Apache Commons Project, we have a long discussion about our
mailing lists. Are they to noisy? Should they be splitted up into sublists?
Should individual components go TLP?
IMHO Ben McCann summed up the core problem pretty well [1]. Mailing lists
are simply a outdated tool from the 90s. They can not compete with tools
like github/gitlab that integrate the code with the possibility to do code
reviews, disucssions and bugtracking.

Now I'm curious: Does anybody here really like the use of mailing lists? Or
do we all simply go through the struggle of setting up filters etc. just
because this is the way it has always been?

Regards,
Benedikt

[1] http://markmail.org/message/iizay3mmf2msvaf2

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