[Members] XSF Board Meeting Minutes 20170301

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Thu Mar 2 07:27:21 UTC 2017


On 01.03.2017 23:43, Kim Alvefur wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 09:09:27PM +0100, Florian Schmaus wrote:
>> I did not say that I'm not interested in alternatives, what I meant is
>> that my research yielded no alternative that is comparable to Discourse
>> and that I think we should go with Discourse.
> 
> I'd be very interested in a write-up of what your requirements and
> criteria were, and which alternatives you looked at.

- Be useable just like a Mailing List
- Major traction, huge developer base and likely to exists in >10y while
providing a painless upgrade path between releases
- Easy to maintain
- Easy to use

If you look at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mailing_list_software

and maybe add schleuder.org, then only Discourse matches those requirements.

- Florian

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