On 8/26/07, Andreas Røsdal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Aug 2007, Vasco Alexandre da Silva Costa wrote:
> > Hello,
> > As you are probably aware, I (vasc) am no longer actively coding for
> > this project. I used to be active in the past, before I, and the other
> > maintainers, felt we had better avenues to pursue and went elsewhere.
> > But we still have a place in our heart for this project. See:
> > http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3229/analyses/latest/contributors
> > We have some new manpower but the House of Freeciv is a bit ruined.
> > Dust and mothballs are piling up. I believe the first place to start
> > with, now that the game code and data, our crown jewels, are safe, is
> > communication. I believe e-mail lists, news, forums are relics of the past.
> > We should offload all our public group communications to Google Groups.
> > Why?
> > - Nearly everyone already has a Google account.
> > - The freeciv-dev and player forum discussions are public anyway.
> > - It takes no extra maintainer effort from us.
> > - It does e-mail and it does web forums.
> > Please discuss.
> I think that Freeciv still should have this mailing list, it's has
> probably been crucial for the project in the past, and I don't think that
> has changed much. Many of the successfull open source projects still use
> mailing lists.
> Why is the "House of Freeciv a bit ruined"? I would think that there are
> still a lot of people interested in the project... :-)
> - Andreas R.
Google Groups are nice and spiffy and everything, but are they really
a web forum replacement? One of the wonders with a web forum is the
very low threshold of participation. I can think of several non-techie
contributors who started out as anonymous posters there...
Vasco, by "dust and mothballs" do you mean in the code base, or is it
the infrastructure that is collecting dust?
Freeciv-dev mailing list