On 2020-07-09 19:54, Nicolas Christener wrote:
Hi all On Thu, 2020-07-09 at 01:51 +0200, Thorsten Behrens wrote: [...]One comment: - I'd strongly suggest that any new tool we introduce comes with a commitment to shutdown / discourage at least one (but better more!) existing tool. We'll otherwise quickly get to https://xkcd.com/927/ ;) So if https://democraciaos.org/ is to solve the too-many-communication-channels problem - are we then shutting down IRC/Telegram, or even the mailing lists?IMHO IRC/Telegram and mailing lists have different aims. One is for "instant communication" the other is for "more complex discussions". I love mailing lists and was quite "shocked", when other big F/OSS projects started to move away (see for example ). However at some point I realized, that the hurdles to participate in discussion on mailing lists are indeed too high() for many people. I'm not sure if killing all mailing lists is what I would propose - but why not discussing to move most of the "non developer" lists to something like discourse (and migrate AskBot as well)? Some half-baked thoughts: * Talk to e.g. the Gnome folks about their experience regarding Discourse * Discuss a migration of AskBot to tool xyz -> could be Discourse or whatever people like * Discuss migrating a set of mailinglists to the same tool Thoughts?  https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2019-February/msg00001.html  Younger people don't have an e-mail address anymore, signing up requires too man steps, spam is an issue, most people don't know how to quote mails, etc. All the best, Nicolas
I'd agree to using Discourse . I genuinely think this one has potential to solve LO/TDF's communications needs. For the unaware, Discourse was started by Jeff Atwood (of Stack Overflow fame) and is free software. Think of it like a forum software for those that use the web interface, and a mailing list for those that use it with email.
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