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[REBOL] GMANE --> was {Re: Re: List subscription}

From: jasonic:nomadics at: 25-Aug-2004 23:52

Hi I posted here before recently about Gmane but got no response... Please somebody let me know why Rebol list should not be easily accessible via GMANE. Its fast and versatile - use web or news client :-) Jason GMANE Mail To News And Back Again Free software is mainly developed on mailing lists. Mailing lists have many advantages over other forms of communication, but they have two weaknesses: It's difficult to follow discussions in a sensible way, and mailing list archives (when they exist) have a tendency to disappear over time. Several mailing list archives exist, but these are all hidden under a web interface. Reading mail that way is not convenient. Reading mail as if it were news is convenient. This is what Gmane offers. Mailing lists are funneled into news groups. This isn't a new idea; several mail-to-news gateways exist. What's new with Gmane is that no messages are ever expired from the server, and the gateway is bidirectional. You can post to some of these mailing lists without being subscribed to them yourself. In addition, Gmane does spam detection, cross-post handling, has a TMDA-fueled encryption/forwarding service, a web interface, respects X-No-Archive, supplies RSS feeds, and has a real-time indexing search engine. Not all mailing lists allow non-subscribers to post, and some are moderated. Gmane requires that users post to Gmane groups using a valid e-mail address, and requires a one-time authorization per group. To read the mailing lists stored in Gmane, point your news reader to To get a new mailing list added, use the subscription form. Almost any mailing list can be added. Just include subscription information. Mailing list archives can be imported into Gmane. Discussion about the Gmane hierarchy takes place on the gmane.discuss newsgroup. At present, the Gmane hierarchy is heavily dominated by computer-related mailing lists, which reflects the interests of the initial user base. However, Gmane is not meant to be a service exclusively for IT people. Feel free to suggest non-computer-related mailing lists. To get in touch with the Gmane administrators, send a mail to Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen. Gmane has been in full operation since February 11th 2002, after a one month test period. And the «g» in «Gmane» is silent. There are currently 6,046 mailing lists subscribed to Gmane, with a total of 19,506,328 messages.