[SpaceProgram] Transitioning to Google Groups

Alex Cureton-Griffiths alexcg at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 02:26:47 CEST 2012

On the caretaker list we've been kicking around the idea of transitioning our public list to Google Groups. We'd like to hear some feedback from you guys before we decide whether to go ahead.

* Loads of hackerspaces are already using Google Groups, meaning more people know how to use it, thus lower barrier to entry
* Much easier to read threads and do searches, so clearer communication and less duplication
* We've been hearing comments about how bad Mailman is
* Less chance of email overload, since Google Groups lets you subscribe by thread. Less risk of email overload = less annoyance for new users

We're going to put out our press release and start publicizing SpaceGAMBIT and HSP soon. It'll be easier to transition now, while we're small and have fewer members, than to try to drag a much larger community onto a new platform.

We've already got quorum on the caretakers list for the move, so what do you think, public list?

Alex C-G
UK Project Lead, SpaceGAMBIT

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