On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 06:47, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:
I wonder if adding a layer of indirection here would help with these considerations.
That is -- Mailman could have a box saying "archive using external archivers" (without saying which external archivers) that list admins could tick/untick that resulted in a message being sent to a meta-archival site. This meta-archival site would then have a list of external archivers that be notified about the mailing list.
This meta-archive would be run by a third party, and would de-list any archivers that are naughty.
My idea of having a framework in Mailman wouldn't preclude this, and it would give list owners the option of picking a specific archiver (because of compliance with whatever policies they care about), or just let the meta-archiver choose.