[HOT] Additional mailing lists for the HOT Working Groups?

Claire Halleux claire.halleux at hotosm.org
Tue Oct 28 22:09:20 UTC 2014

Hi Blake,

Indeed, you are not the only one to think this.
Initially I had thought that using the HOT OpenAtrium platform (used for
Board discussions) could actually help. It is possible to choose the level
of privacy/publicity for each section of that platform.
However, one of the remaining issue with OpenAtrium is that: to post or
answer a message, authentification would be required and one would not be
able to subscribe on her own (AFAIK).  Which means that it would be heavier
and less flexible in terms of user management. That aspect is much easier
managed by a simple public mailing list.

Therefore, I support your idea. We could at least start testing it within
the training working group if a few more people agree on it.
Creating another osm mailing list is not going to be really difficult if we
can first agree on its denomination and define its purpose.

Most appropriate communication tools might differ from one working group to
another but I think that this one could help at least our WG for some time.



Claire Halleux
Volunteer and Member of the Board
+243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was just wondering if anyone else thought additional, fully open,
> mailing lists for the Working Groups (WG) would be of any benefit.
> I would like to communicate with other members of the WGs I participate in
> in a casual, continuing conversation about subjects we discuss in the
> meetings but I do not see a good way to do that.
> It might also provide a way for people who have an interest in the WG to
> have interaction with or follow the group even if they cannot attend the
> meetings.
> We could use the main HOT list but that seems to be too broad of an
> audience and risks making that list more bothersome than it needs to be. I
> would like to feel free to send emails to my co-group members without
> worrying it is increasing traffic on the main HOT email list.
> Anyone should be able to subscribe to the WG email lists as they are not
> intended to be private, just subject specific.
> If they need moderation for spam, I am glad to moderate them.
> Best wishes,
> Blake
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