Ubuntu-Au Forum

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sun Oct 18 09:29:19 BST 2009


2009/10/18 Dave Hall <dave.hall at skwashd.com>:
> On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 17:35 +1100, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
>>
>> A risk of contributing to some random Web site is that there's no
>> certainty that your information will remain publicly available at that
>> address for the long term. Web sites come and go.
>>
>> Like I've said earlier in this thread, the answer to the forum/list
>> question is to use a service like Google Groups or Gmane to have a
>> Web-based interface to a list. This is explained at
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/MailingLists
>
> That is why I proposed the compromise plan - use a forum with a mail
> interface and link it to the relevant lists.  It would also allow us to
> make more lists available to Australia ubuntu users.  FUDForum is
> capable of doing this.

But we already have a compromise plan: a list with multiple forum interfaces.

That gives us:
  * an e-mail list, professionally and reliably administered by
Canonical (lists.ubuntu.com)
  * forum-like interfaces through Google, Gmane, etc.
  * a centralised and reliable store of message archives
  * other archives around the Internet
  * no burden of administration on any community member

Any other approach would:
  * be less reliable
  * be less flexible
  * require administration

Another key question is who will own the posts. I don't want my posts
to be owned by some unknown entity. I can post to lists.ubuntu.com
with some assurance that they'll do the right thing with regards to
rights. Even if they don't, my messages are still mirrored around the
Web.

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