Mailing lists are resistant to censorship
Resistant only in a very narrow sense. Try delivering to more than about a dozen addresses. More than half will be on gmail (ugh), and you will not reach them. Or if you do once, then maybe not next time. You'll never know why.
Google has done a great job re-centralizing the email architecture. You and I care, but a shockingly large number of people who should know better--don't.
@vandys I don't know why people always talk shit about gmail for deliverability
I haven't had issues delivering to gmail accounts across 5 different mail servers in the past 5 years
@sir My comments come from my own, personal experience. Flaky for personal delivery, and absolutely useless for bulk delivery. Thus mailchimp and friends.
@sir In case sourcehut gets a DMCA, does it remove only the git repository, or also disable the mailing list?
> but it’s entirely possible that we wouldn’t even have to shut off the mailing list when dealing with this situation.
I guess that's not known yet whether it's necessary.
@tomleb it would depend on the scope of the DMCA request. We'd only disable what was explicitly mentioned in the request
@sir Really enjoyed the video at the end there too, going to try the email workflow.
@sir Mailing lists are an improvement over Github's PRs but they aren't so easy to replicate as git repos (does sr.ht have import from mbox/Maildir?).
As far as I know sr.ht's bugtracker has the same exact problem like Github's one - it's centralized unlike mailing lists.
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