Re: Why use maillists??

2004-04-17 Thread Craig McClanahan
Serge Knystautas wrote: J Aaron Farr wrote: Finally, Jakarta did have forums at one time but I don't think they were heavily used: http://issues.apache.org/jive/index.jsp IMO this is the best point. Open source projects get to try dozens of different communication patterns (IM, IRC,

Re: Why use maillists??

2004-04-16 Thread Danny Angus
why does the Apache/Jakarta project still uses maillist? It's a technology that was used before the invention of WWW. And boy does it ever work! I've worked on a number of commercial projects which are managed in a similar way to accomodate dispersed teams. It works, we like it, get used

Re: Why use maillists??

2004-04-16 Thread Shane Curcuru
A couple of other reasons to supplement Danny's reply: -- Because they're easy to use at one level, and they're the lowest common denominator. Everyone (well, nearly) has an email account, and can read and respond to mailing lists. We have some contributors who still live over part-time

Re: Why use maillists??

2004-04-16 Thread J Aaron Farr
Quoting Shane Curcuru [EMAIL PROTECTED]: A couple of other reasons to supplement Danny's reply: And one or two of my own: * Mailing lists are a push technology. Forums are more pull. That means I can get the mailing list updates sent to me without having to do anything. Forums require me

Re: Why use maillists??

2004-04-16 Thread Serge Knystautas
J Aaron Farr wrote: Finally, Jakarta did have forums at one time but I don't think they were heavily used: http://issues.apache.org/jive/index.jsp IMO this is the best point. Open source projects get to try dozens of different communication patterns (IM, IRC, NNTP, personal email, Forums,