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[leafnode-list] Re: Closure of this list

>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Vanecek
>>>>> <leaf_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Mike> A silly question I suspect, but ....  What is the advantage of
Mike> maintaining a mailing list as opposed to the usenet
Mike> architecture? The use of usenet would seem to remove the need
Mike> for servers and so on. Since the list is not moderated, does it
Mike> need the mailing list form of architecture and the effort
Mike> required to maintain such a list?

I just started reading this list through gmane.org (see
http://www.gmane.org/). I use leafnode+ (and intend to switch to
leafnode 2.0.0-alpha) to gather news.gmane.org posts on my laptop.

Mike> I guess the usenet approach does not provide a centralized
Mike> archive except for the use of appropriate search engines.

A mailing-list + gmane.org gives us the best of both worlds
(especially if you consider that gmane.org keeps articles forever!)

Matthias, do not forget to have gmane.org switch to the new list
address when you move it though (it will be a transparent operation
for users of gmane.org :-).

Samuel Tardieu -- sam@xxxxxxxxxxx -- http://www.rfc1149.net/sam

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