[Mailman-Developers] Mailman headers roundup
barry at list.org
Wed Nov 16 03:24:49 CET 2011
On Nov 02, 2011, at 09:26 AM, William Bagwell wrote:
>I happen to like Topics and find them quite usefull. You are correct
>however in that they are confusing. The few lists I have been on through
>the years that enabled Topics were all social lists with non-technical
>users. BTW, these lists started on ListServe and later migrated to
>Mailman to save money. I'm presuming that the name and function "Topics"
>originated with ListServe?
The topics feature was funded and promoted by Control.com way back in the 2.1
alpha days (the NEWS file says it was released in 2.1a3 on 22-Oct-2001). IIRC
we had quite a few discussions both internally and publicly about what
Control.com needed, and how best to generalize the feature for the Mailman
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