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Librelist for non-FLOSS communities?

Librelist for non-FLOSS communities?

From:
Simon Sapin
Date:
2010-06-01 @ 11:39
Hi,

I’d like to setup a mailing list for a group of students from my school. 
My list has nothing to do with open source or even software (except the 
fact that we’re in computer science.) I could just create a 
@librelist.com list but http://librelist.com says this is for open 
source projects.

Is it still okay to host that kind of list on librelist.com?
If not, is the software available to install on my own server? Or maybe 
Lamson is enough on it’s own? (Lamson looks more like a framework for 
developing new applications, I’d like not to spend too much time writing 
code to re-invent the wheel.)

Thanks,
-- 
Simon Sapin

Re: Librelist for non-FLOSS communities?

From:
Mir Nazim
Date:
2010-06-01 @ 16:37
I think as long as it is about a community itself in open in nature
and does not promote any "closed" things, it should be OK. Think what
is the mail stuff you guys will be discussing. If it will be mostly
about CS stuff I think it should be OK to host the list here. But if
it is mostly college humor and fun site then probably not.

DISCLAIMER: I have nothing to do with the admin side of librelist.
These are just my thoughts and should not be taken as final word.

PS: Zed might be the right person to enlighten us here.

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@insa-lyon.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I’d like to setup a mailing list for a group of students from my school.
> My list has nothing to do with open source or even software (except the
> fact that we’re in computer science.) I could just create a
> @librelist.com list but http://librelist.com says this is for open
> source projects.
>
> Is it still okay to host that kind of list on librelist.com?
> If not, is the software available to install on my own server? Or maybe
> Lamson is enough on it’s own? (Lamson looks more like a framework for
> developing new applications, I’d like not to spend too much time writing
> code to re-invent the wheel.)
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Simon Sapin
>

Re: Librelist for non-FLOSS communities?

From:
Zed A. Shaw
Date:
2010-06-01 @ 16:39
On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 10:07:26PM +0530, Mir Nazim wrote:
> I think as long as it is about a community itself in open in nature
> and does not promote any "closed" things, it should be OK. Think what
> is the mail stuff you guys will be discussing. If it will be mostly
> about CS stuff I think it should be OK to host the list here. But if
> it is mostly college humor and fun site then probably not.
> 
> DISCLAIMER: I have nothing to do with the admin side of librelist.
> These are just my thoughts and should not be taken as final word.
> 
> PS: Zed might be the right person to enlighten us here.
> 
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@insa-lyon.fr> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I’d like to setup a mailing list for a group of students from my school.
> > My list has nothing to do with open source or even software (except the
> > fact that we’re in computer science.) I could just create a
> > @librelist.com list but http://librelist.com says this is for open
> > source projects.

Yep, you're right.  It's fine to include groups, I'm not particularly
picky about whether it FLOSS or not, just that it's non-profit.  I even
let some for-profit companies in if they contribute a lot of open
source.

-- 
Zed A. Shaw
http://zedshaw.com/