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cba at ccs

Aug 24, 2011, 8:52 AM


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Hosting and branding of toasters list (was "Re: Google Groups?")

I read Brian's proposal as three separate arguments:

1) The toasters mailing list should not be hosted on a domain which many
people would probably associate with a political group. ("sends a
political message")

2) The toasters mailing list should not be hosted by an organization which
is smaller in size than Google Inc. ("moving from one boutique mailing
list hosting service to another")

3) Google Inc the best choice to host the toasters mailing list. ("moving
from one boutique mailing list hosting service to another")

Several people have replied to Brian's initial email with some variant of
"Agreed". To those people I ask: To which parts (some? all?) of Brian's
suggestion are you agreeing?

I'm inclined to concur with point number one. I realize that Tom has held
registration of teaparty.net since before the onset of the current
political movement and that (as per the disclaimer at the top of
http://teaparty.net/) he disclaims any and all affiliation with said
political movement - a point which it seems may have been lost on one or
two respondents - but I agree with Brian that the domain name has the
potential to be misinterpreted by others who (as such) might be
disinclined to consider joining the list or who might otherwise be
confused as to the list's purpose or tenor.

That being said, I do not agree with points two and three. I think it is
lovely that toasters has moved back to its initial home on the internet
(and thank you to the original founders, everyone who has provided hosting
over the years, and the current host for all that you have done!), and I
see no need to move the list to Google Groups or any other host.

It appears that the domain name 'toasters.net' is available for
registration, and I would be happy to register it on Tom's behalf, if he
is so interested. Tom?

Respectfully,

-Chris Allison
--
UNIX Systems Administrator
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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Subject User Time
Hosting and branding of toasters list (was "Re: Google Groups?") cba at ccs Aug 24, 2011, 8:52 AM
    AW: Hosting and branding of toasters list (was "Re: Google Groups?") ag at anexia Aug 24, 2011, 10:54 AM
    Re: Hosting and branding of toasters list (was "Re: Google Groups?") rvandolson at esri Aug 24, 2011, 11:09 AM
    RE: Hosting and branding of toasters list (was "Re: Google Groups?") reginald.jefferson at vololabs Aug 24, 2011, 1:54 PM

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