[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative

Austin Zheng austinzheng at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 13:30:35 CST 2017

Apple having billions of dollars, and the Swift team as a tiny part of
Apple with associated resource allocations, are two completely different
things. Please don't be obtuse.


On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:27 AM, Charles Srstka <cocoadev at charlessoft.com>

> 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?
> Charles
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