[hackerspaces] Mailing List Software

Paul Brown paul90brown at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 20:09:36 CEST 2014

I just noticed a hackerspace using some software called Discourse for their
mailing list + forum: http://forum.tinkermill.org/latest/more

It also looks like Discourse is free (and open source) as long as you host
it yourself. The github page for Discourse is here:

At Dallas Makerspace, we use a bunch of different Google Groups. We
switched from mailman because Google Groups has a better web interface and
we liked the idea of not hosting/managing it ourselves. Unfortunately, no
one seems to use Google Group's web interface and there are a few quirks I
would like to fix, but it isn't open source.

Discourse's categories functionality and better web interface makes it seem
like a good replacement for Google Groups.

Does anyone have any feedback about Discourse vs Google Groups? Is there an
even better alternative?
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