National mailinglists - why isn't it there yet?
edwin at mavetju.org
Sun Mar 2 23:55:59 UTC 2008
On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:45:01AM +0100, Julian Stacey wrote:
> > I think that the question dropped by Edw was more of why this service
> > wasn't offered from the FreeBSD mailman infrastructure. I think
> > that every country and state has its own mailman/majordomo/ezmlm/whatever
> > features, but none are ran centrally.
> > Edwin
> The extra work for the central mailman-owner:
> I guess mailman-owner at freebsd.org is happy/wise to avoid the
> nightmare of local languages & character sets & leave it to
> locals within each delegated your-country.freebsd.org DNS name space.
> Imagine the extra work if less multi lingually skilled start
> dumping extra mail list problems on the international administrators,
> some in Spanish, French, German, Chinese, etc &/or in worse than
> than normal international English.
> Would volunteer want extra unpaid work sorting it ? Apart from
> bounces, warnings etc, even just getting eg List description
> updates in many national font sets would be a pain. Better if
> the work went direct to a fellow national who could read it
As a mailman-owner hosting about 60 lists, I can tell you that it
is possible in mailman to set the owner of a list to a person who
wants to have the list and let them handle the bounces and unknown
> What benefit/ trying to centrally administer foreign lists ?
The benefit is that the remote people don't have to invest time and
money in setting up a mailman infrastructure and going through all
the learning process of getting everything right.
It's not a "you must do it here", it's an "you can do it here".
Edwin Groothuis | Personal website: http://www.mavetju.org
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