[jitsi-dev] Reconsidering the use of this mailing list


#1

Hi!

I'm a new contributor to jitsi, and I find that having to post to the
mailing list is a difficult onboarding process:
Here is an example:
https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-videobridge/issues/441#event-1016882047

I already have a github account, so it is just so easy to post issues
there, rather than:
- creating an account on an insecured page
- accepting the subscription
- maybe have to unsubscribe from something I don't want to receive

I hope you understand and will consider my request.

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#2

Hello Pierre,

Thanks very much for raising your concerns here and voicing your opinion. I ack the fact that Github offers more functionality and is more secure than the mailing list, but, what do you do when you want to move away from Github? We have moved from SVN to Github in the past, so you the probability of moving away from Github is > 0. Are you going to move all of your users to some other communication channel? Are you going to leave some users behind? Are you going to keep using Github for communication?

The mailing list has served us well for a long long time, you can find decades old messages there, which I think is really awesome! We can discuss about improving some aspects of it, like adding SSL, and some things are not easily solvable (subscribing to a specific subject, for example) but imho I’m against replacing it.

Best regards,
George

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On Mar 27, 2017, at 11:32 AM, Pierre Ozoux <pierre@ozoux.net> wrote:

Hi!

I'm a new contributor to jitsi, and I find that having to post to the
mailing list is a difficult onboarding process:
Here is an example:
https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-videobridge/issues/441#event-1016882047

I already have a github account, so it is just so easy to post issues
there, rather than:
- creating an account on an insecured page
- accepting the subscription
- maybe have to unsubscribe from something I don't want to receive

I hope you understand and will consider my request.

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follow this
https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
You can verify my public key here: https://keybase.io/pierreozoux

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