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[liberationtech] Stanford Liberationtech Needs Your Help

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 21:36:04 PDT 2018


On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM, Yosem Companys <ycompanys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Determine whether to maintain LT's mailing lists on Mailman or to transition
> them to a content management system (e.g., Discourse.org).

And whenever such centralized systems shutdown, move on,
deploy software again, crash, get bought, whatever, etc...
Unlike mailing lists there is no publicly distributed exports
of the database, no plaintext copies, nothing to import and
read offline, little deep indexing, browser dependencies, etc...
So all history, knowledge, and investment is lost forever.

With some of these wonders even something as simple
as searching for three letter words / acronyms doesn't
work at all.

Like Facebook, "forums" suck in general.

If you had one that read and wrote its plaintext
from / to list posts, that would be special.


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