Thank you, Eric, for the heads up and your guardianships...
Mailman is easy to administer, but it has a huge caveat: when a user
request a password (reminder, etc.), it sends it as an email in plain text.
Another tool to consider: sympa.
On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 3/24/16 5:29 AM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
>> Alas, the Code4Lib mailing list software will most likely need to be
>> migrated before the end of summer, and I’m proposing a number possible
>> options for the lists continued existence.
>> I have been managing the Code4Lib mailing list since its inception about
>> twelve years ago. This work has been both a privilege and an honor. The
>> list itself runs on top of the venerable LISTSERV application and is hosted
>> by the University of Notre Dame. The list includes about 3,500 subscribers,
>> and traffic very very rarely gets over fifty messages a day. But alas,
>> University support for LISTSERV is going away, and I believe the University
>> wants to migrate the whole kit and caboodle to Google Groups.
> Muito obrigado!
>> Personally, I don’t like the idea of Code4Lib moving to Google Groups.
>> Google knows enough about me (us), and I don’t feel the need for them to
>> know more. Sure, moving to Google Groups includes a large convenience
>> factor, but it also means we have less control over our own computing
>> environment, let alone our data.
>> So, what do we (I) do? I see three options:
>> 0. Let the mailing list die — Not really an option, in my opinion
>> 1. Use Google Groups - Feasible, (probably) reliable, but with less
>> 2. Host it ourselves - More difficult, more responsibility, all but
>> absolute control
>> Again, personally, I like Option #2, and I would probably be willing to
>> host the list on my one of my computers, (and after a bit of DNS trickery)
>> complete with a code4lib.org domain.
> I shivered a bit on this... ;-) even while understanding. Are you using
> "my computers" in the generic sense? This isn't one of those "under my desk
> servers is it?
>> What do y’all think? If we go with Option #2, then where might we host
>> the list, who might do the work, and what software might we use?
> I will gladly host this Eric. While I have a mailman management experience
> I am mostly indifferent to the tool we choose. I've never done an import
> from Listserve(TM) so that will be an interesting one given how I *think*
> it uses a proprietary format instead of mbox.
> Finagle's Fifth Law:
> Always draw your curves, then plot your readings.
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