Public Mailing List Changes!! (Includes Archives!)
Greetings all -
Over the past few months, the elected board of the Austin Linux Group
has been reviewing the mailing lists we host, their policies, and usage
based on feedback from the users. I'm pleased to announce the
1) alg@... has changed it's name to "The Austin (TX) and Linux
General Discussion Mailing List". This brings the description of list
closer to what really happens there. We've also made a few changes to
policy reguarding this list. This list is now a public service provided
by The Austin Linux Group, Inc. and we've changed the moderation policy
to self-moderation (as in it's up the list members to decide what is on
and off topic). This basically means that the (new defunct) alg-ot list
is no longer needed, and for the most part The Austin Linux Group, Inc.
doesn't enforce policy on this list (past what has already been stated).
Once we get the anti-spam stuff figured out, we plan on making this list
open posting as well.
2) We've created a new mailing list <alg-technical@...>. This
is the "Austin (TX) Linux Group Linux and Open Source Technical
Discussion List". Does this list have overlap with the
alg@... list, but at the same time it has a much tighter
focus. This list is exclusively for technical dicussion, and off-topic
posts will be subject to moderator action. The list is
subscription-required, and on-line now. To subscribe, send a message to
alg-technical-subscribe@... and follow the directions.
3) We are in the process of populating <alg-members@...>.
This list will be for Active Members (aka dues paid) of The Austin Linux
Group, Inc. Upon reciept of your dues, your email address will be
invited to the list, and you will be automatically unsubscribed at the
end of your membership period. This list will be for member discussion,
event planning, etc. I hope to have all the parts of this list done in
the next month.
4) We have archives! The links on the homepage for the group
(http://www.austinlug.org) now point to the new archives. We're using
gmane for all our archives at this point - it's fast, they encrypt email
addresses, and have a very nice interface (NNTP as well as web based).
Posting is supported via their NNTP interface, provided you are a
subscriber to the list. The list info pages are also updated with the
If you have any questions, please let me (or any other board member)
know. Thanks for your time!
-Carl Perry (KD5TSA) <caperry@...>
"A PC without Windows is like Chocolate cake without the mustard"
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