[Mailman-Users] analytics tool for mailman?

Stephen J. Turnbull turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Thu May 31 03:31:59 EDT 2018

tlhackque via Mailman-Users writes:

 > I have no opinion on the wisdom or bases of GitLab's position.  As
 > mailing lists share some characteristics with their services, those
 > who have to deal with GPDR may wish to consider it in developing
 > their own.
 > [Among other things, GitLab's ToS sez:]

 > I understand the removal of this information would be impermissibly
 > destructive to the project and the interests of all those who
 > contribute, utilize, and benefit from it.

tlhackque sort of implies this, but I think it's worth emphasis:

AFAICS "impermissible" is a point of difference.  It will never be
true of a stock Mailman.  (For git geeks: GitLab's problem is that
removing such information at minimum changes the SHA1 of that commit,
and all descendent commits, completely rewriting that part of the DAG.
Mailman doesn't have such an integrity check on threads, although
perhaps DKIM signatures could be abused that way. :-)

However, in some cases it might be a severe inconvenience for users,
etc.  Be careful not to overstate your wording here.  And consult a
lawyer if you have a business interest in your lists.


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