Hi Eric,

On Thu, 4 Aug 2016, Eric Wong wrote:

> Stefan Beller <sbel...@google.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 8:58 AM, Johannes Schindelin
> > <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> wrote:
> > > I guess I have no really good idea yet, either, how to retain the ease of
> > > access of sending mails to the list, yet somehow keep a strong tie with
> > > the original data stored in Git.
> > 
> > Does it have to be email? Transmitting text could be solved
> > differently as well.
> I've thought a lot about this over the years still think email
> is the least bad.

Not only that: people are *familiar* with it. And they have *access* to

> Anti-spam tools for other messaging systems are far behind,
> proprietary, or non-existent.  bugzilla.kernel.org has been hit
> hard lately and I see plenty of bug-tracker-to-mail spam as a
> result from projects that use web-based bug trackers.

Plus, they are all centralized. Do you want to *require* contibutors to
register with a new service?

> I guess a blockchain (*coin) implementation might work (like
> hashcash is used for email anti-spam), but the ones I've glanced
> at all look like a bigger waste of electricity than email
> filters.

I am not even so much concerned with ecological considerations here. Just
the price of entry would be prohibitive.

> Of course, centralized systems are unacceptable to me;
> and with that I'll never claim any network service I run
> will be reliable :)

Hehehe. I guess that's why the public-inbox is backed by a Git
repository... BTW is it auto-mirrored anywhere?

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