Ah, I wasn't referring to Google Groups newsgroup/usenet connection,
but if one wanted to host open source based online groups themselves
that are similar to the web experience with Google Groups overall.

While folks who just want a mailing list are well served by Mailman,
Sympa, and others ... for our organization we need to compete with
user expectations from Facebook Groups more and more. We'll we can't
compete on features, but we can make our web experience simple and
more visually pleasing so the web-centric users stick with us.

This is an example neighborhood forum we host -
http://e-democracy.org/se - our reality is that if someone creates a
Facebook Group in the same local community, we see sharing types
migrate there due to the visual experience and baked in mobile sharing
options. So our investments in this open source tool could benefit
those who see the need to host online communities on their own site
where they can innovate further.



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 6:38 AM, Tim Golden <m...@timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> On 29/05/2014 11:57, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 29/05/2014 06:06, Tim Golden wrote:
>>> On a more serious note, it does look interesting and it would be great
>>> to have a credible alternative to promote for people who tend towards
>>> GG. Needs to someone to do the setup / config / management though.
>>> (Hence my frustrated comment above).
>> It would certainly save me, and I'm sure others, a great deal of
>> frustration.
> After a quick skim of the feature list etc. it's not actually clear to
> me that it can operate as a proxy for, eg, a Mailman list. As a
> standalone group list manager it's clearly worth looking at. But as a
> means of allowing current GG users a similary way of accessing the
> existing mail.python.org lists... I'm not so clear.
> --
> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list

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