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[libreoffice-website] Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channels


Hi all

On Thu, 2020-07-09 at 01:51 +0200, Thorsten Behrens wrote:
[...]
> One comment:
>
> - I'd strongly suggest that any new tool we introduce comes with a
> commitment to shutdown / discourage at least one (but better more!)
> existing tool. We'll otherwise quickly get to https://xkcd.com/927/ ;)
>
> So if https://democraciaos.org/ is to solve the
> too-many-communication-channels problem - are we then shutting down
> IRC/Telegram, or even the mailing lists?

IMHO IRC/Telegram and mailing lists have different aims. One is for "instant
communication" the other is for "more complex discussions".

I love mailing lists and was quite "shocked", when other big F/OSS projects
started to move away (see for example [0]). However at some point I realized,
that the hurdles to participate in discussion on mailing lists are indeed too
high([1]) for many people. I'm not sure if killing all mailing lists is what I
would propose - but why not discussing to move most of the "non developer"
lists to something like discourse (and migrate AskBot as well)?

Some half-baked thoughts:
* Talk to e.g. the Gnome folks about their experience regarding Discourse
* Discuss a migration of AskBot to tool xyz
-> could be Discourse or whatever people like
* Discuss migrating a set of mailinglists to the same tool

Thoughts?

[0] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2019-February/msg00001.html
[1] Younger people don't have an e-mail address anymore, signing up requires
too man steps, spam is an issue, most people don't know how to quote
mails, etc.

All the best,
Nicolas

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