The answer to "is sr.ht and/or mailing-list-driven development harder for drive-by contributors than GitHub?"
@sir Setting up git sendmail requires being able send mail via the sendmail binary, or via an SMTP port (25, 465, 587), which is not something a lot of people have these days. Compared to that, the hoops GitHub makes one jump through are much simpler.
Much as I hate it.
@liw wait, who doesn't have SMTP access?
@sir A lot of people. Most people use webmail of some sort, not SMTP and IMAP clients, for example.
@liw their email provider almost certainly provides SMTP access.
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