[Mailman-Users] [Mailman-Developers] Mailman and Box
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Nov 4 19:26:35 EST 2015
Moving to mailman-users, be a better place to post a request for
Please respect cross-posting restrictions. If you're just reporting
experience, reply-to is set to Mailman-Users which is appropriate (at
least, IIRC the Mailman Users/Developers lists don't mess with
preexisting Reply-To). If you have patched Mailman to make it work
better in this kind of application, you *may* wish to move the
conversation back to Mailman Developers to propose inclusin in a
future version of Mailman. (If you just want to say "hey I have a
patch", I would leave that on -Users, FWIW YMMV.)
Bill.Costa at unh.edu writes:
> We will be retiring our Blackboard system (an e-learning portal)
> which offered users 'organizations'; basically a combination of
> group sharing of documents and collaboration via email.
> I can't begin to duplicate all of the functionality of this part
> of Blackboard, but I figured if I could link our school's Box
> cloud storage with our new Mailman v2 installation, that would go
> a long ways to provide a similar service.
> The idea is that for every Mailman list created, a new Box shared
> folder would also be created and associated with that list. The
> list owner and subscriber information would live in Mailman. A
> nightly reconciliation job would maintain the
> list-owner/folder-owner roster and subscriber list between the
> two systems. Subscribers to the list would be granted, as a
> whole, either reader or contributor access to the Box folder
> (whatever the owner chooses). The list-owner would be able to do
> things like put the associated Box folder's URL into the list's
> message footer.
> Box provides a RESTful API, so I think I just might be able to
> pull this off.
> My question is, is there anybody else already doing this or
> something similar?
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