RE: [ga] Status Report -- Mailing Lists
Considering that most mailer-list software is openb-source, the majority of
the cost is the tinker-factor to put it up and the bandwidth for the
messaging. Initial setup cost, if you don't already have Majordomo
installed, is a few days, including ironing out the wrinkles. It's a bit
longer to add archiving and web interfaces.I run Majordomo under Caldera
OpenLinux, with Webmin. Once majordomo is configured (about 45 min) it takes
about 5 min for each mailing list. This does not include web interface and
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Dierker [mailto:ERIC@hi-tek.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:34 PM
> To: Roberto Gaetano
> Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
> Subject: Re: [ga] Status Report -- Mailing Lists
> May I obtain a true cost breakdown and send it to foundations
> and the like for
> funding? I believe there is near unanymous consensus that
> these lists are a
> great Idea and the best hope for helping ICANN reach
> objectives for outreach and
> stakeholder representation. Where ICANN has been denied
> funding for general
> financial concerns I believe we will not be for such a
> worthwhile specific
> This method also helps correct the imbalance of Qualified
> donations versus fees.
> We wouldn't be here if this wasn't important and if you
> esteemed members believe
> this is important then so will others.
> Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> > Sotiris,
> > My understanding of Kent's post is not that he opposes the
> creation of the
> > lists on the basis of financial considerations, but he only
> points out that
> > this does not come out for free.
> > Which, BTW, also explains why the request has not been executed
> > *immediately* but has taken/will take some time.
> > OTOH, personally, I think that this is the way we should
> go. Even if it does
> > take some effort and/or money.
> > The alternative is doing nothing, which will come for free,
> and will also be
> > the best guarantee of not making any mistakes.
> > I tried without success to start dedicated mailing lists
> last year, and am
> > therefore well placed to appreciate the work of the new
> Chairman, that is
> > getting us there. Keep up the good work.
> > Regards
> > Roberto
> > __
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