Thunderbird mailing-list / NNTP decision rationale
mnyromyr at tprac.de
Wed Aug 4 11:43:14 UTC 2010
Dan Mosedale wrote:
> we've said that we're targeting individual and SOHO (Small Office /
> Home Office) users. We've also said that we'll be doing this by
> "focusing on conversations that occur over mainstream and emerging
> communication channels. These include email, web forums, social
> networks, and microblogging services."
I derive from that you seem to consider NNTP neither mainstream nor
> While it makes a lot of sense for us as the development community to
> enjoy the benefits of the NNTP experience today, it is also acting as a
> crutch: because we're not eating our own dogfood, it's preventing us
> from having a deeper understanding of how those problems feel to our users.
So basically you want to annoy (voluntary!) devs to make them fix other
nuisances?! That's a pretty odd concept for an open source project.
I don't think this will work well; it definitely will not work for/with
I still think I somehow must have misunderstood something here...
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