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From Claude Warren <>
Subject Re: Mailinglists - a tool from the 90s?
Date Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:53:59 GMT
I prefer the mailing list because it pushes new concepts to me.  Git and
such requires that I work harder to get the information.  Most of the
Apache mailing lists have a high signal to noise ratio.  And even the
signals I am not interested in don't take that long to dispose of.


On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Benedikt Ritter <>

> 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 are simply a outdated tool from the 90s.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]
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