[Mailman-Users] Efficient handling of cross-posting

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Jan 30 02:04:57 CET 2008

With regards to the Mailman project, Barry Warsaw is the only one who  
can give you the definitive answer as to whether or not this concept  
is or is not acceptable in principal.

Mark Sapiro and Tokio Kikuchi may disagree with him, and if so it will  
be up to them to convince him that they are right.

I'm just a non-developer associated with the project who is pointing  
out the practical realities of the nature of the 100% unpaid/all- 
volunteer nature of the project and that there are ten thousand times  
more things that people think should be done and which are probably  
higher on the list of priorities, and we have very limited resources  
to allocate.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-Internet.org>

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On Jan 29, 2008, at 6:30 PM, "Mikhail T." <mi 
+mailman at aldan.algebra.com> wrote:

> צ×ÔÏÒÏË 29 Ó¦ÞÅÎØ 2008 05:24 ÐÏ, Stephen J. Turnbull  
>> This is false. š"Open source" means you can do what you like, and
>> Mailman actually will distribute it for you as a patch on the issue
>> tracker. šMany contributions have lived full life cycles that way.
> Thank you, sir, for the encouragement, but I don't want my  
> hypothetical
> contribution to live this way. I've contributed plenty to various  
> open- (and
> closed-) source projects over the years (no, really, I did) and  
> found, that
> it hurts me the most, when something I develop is rejected not  
> because of it
> being poorly implemented, but because the powers-that-be consider in
> wrong /in principle/.
> My interest in Mailman is not sufficient to fork my own version  
> either and I
> don't look forward to maintaining my patch(es), updating them to  
> keep working
> with the evolving Mailman.
>> Anything not over Barry Warsaw's signature is *un*official [...] Brad
>> Knowles is just channelling the main developers
> As you may realize, I have no idea of the Mailman project hierarchy.  
> Brad's
> words sounded quite authoritative, and he was no contradicted in any
> follow-ups...
>> It should go without saying that it's very interesting; this is a  
>> FAQ [...]
> Woo-hoo. That's encouraging. Well, if the only thing, that prevented  
> the
> feature from appearing by now, is lack of development resources,  
> then I'll
> get right on it. Thanks,
> -mi
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