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Re: Idea: mailman service (free for FOSS projects)

From: ng0
Subject: Re: Idea: mailman service (free for FOSS projects)
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:56:20 +0000

Ludovic Courtès transcribed 1.1K bytes:
> Heya!
> Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:
> > I am thinking in this age of VPS' we could create a deployable Guix
> > instance which people can roll out by themselves with some guarantee
> > that it is safe and secure. There are also organisations willing to
> > fork out some money to outsource their mailing lists. Basically a
> > markup for running software on top of a running VPS (or maybe our own
> > array of pi servers ;)
> >
> > Since we are the masters of deployment anyone interested building up a
> > little business this way? After mailman there could be git hosting,
> > etc. We can create FOSS solutions which do not depend on single
> > providers, an answer to people using Google Groups now, or github.
> I agree with this vision!  I think OS declarations make this pretty
> simple (this and also specialized distros à la FreedomBox, Tails, etc.,
> but that’s another story.)
> ng0 packaged a whole bunch of Mailman’s and Kallithea’s (source code
> hosting) dependencies already:
> Ludo’.

A side note: Kallithea is on hold as they seem to be preparing for a new 
or at least I hope so. The forced version numbers are old and there's an open
but slow discussion on this.
Meanwhile I've seen many dependencies I've packaged added as dependencies for
other python packages. duplicate efforts, not so good but it happens.
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