[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative

Charles Srstka cocoadev at charlessoft.com
Thu Jan 26 13:27:25 CST 2017

> On Jan 26, 2017, at 12:54 PM, Austin Zheng via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I don't like mailing lists in particular (or, really, at all), but I haven't yet seen a good answer to the question: who is going to put in the long-term commitment to host and maintain a replacement solution, moderate forums, make technical upgrades and backups, and perform all the other maintenance and administrative work it takes to properly run a system like Discourse, a web forum, or even a bug tracker. I suspect that any such solution is going to require an additional commitment since 1). we will no longer be able to leverage shared mailing-list infrastructure that is run by people outside the Swift team, 2). it's pretty much a given IMO that any solution which encourages richer and easier interaction is going to require additional community curation.

Are we really arguing that Apple, the most valuable corporation in the world, does not have the resources to host a web forum?


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