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.
@liw @jhulten here's what I'm getting at: if you intend to write code, you should be comfortable learning new technology things and looking up docs. If you are, then figuring out SMTP is not hard. You just have to find a few magic strings and plug them into the right places, and tutorials telling you Googleable names of those magic strings and exactly where to put them exist.
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