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

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 03:09:30 UTC 2014

Hi All, Google Groups is a useful tool, so is HackPad, etc.

Forum Software like PHPBB3 is also a very useful tool for disseminating
information and participating in discussions.

Some features that may be relevant to HOT in a forum, setting ..

Joining is easy but can be moderated
BB can be arranged into different topics and Forums, so that things like
activation's, Working Groups can have their own areas.
Email notifications of new posts to members.
A good searchable archive.
Ability to upload files, etc.
Some areas can be restricted to specific members.

I have space and resources available on one of my servers and would be
willing to set up an instance so you could all see if it would work




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On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org>

> Hi Claire,
> Actually when the groups are setup you can make the permissions so anyone
> can subscribe/unsubscribe as well as have public archives. They then work
> like a regular public Google group.
> -Kate
> On Oct 28, 2014 5:52 PM, "Claire Halleux" <claire.halleux at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>> Pierre you are right, I hadn't thought about it initially.
>> However, the cons I see are:
>> - people cannot (un)subscribe on their own to those groups and
>> - (in my opinion) the archives are not available to anyone (subscribed or
>> not) apart from admin/moderators.
>> But we should consider it an alternative.
>> Claire Halleux
>> Volunteer and Member of the Board
>> +243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> http://www.hotosm.org/
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2014_DRC_Ebola_Response
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:26 AM, Pierre BĂ©land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>>> Jaakko
>>>           Pierre: What did you mean with group discussion features of
>>> "our hot.openstreetmap service"?
>>> The Google hotosm.org email service let us create group discussions. We
>>> provide the list of emails for the participants. It then work like hot or
>>> any other mailing discussion.
>>> Pierre
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