Bradley M. Kuhn

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This Node.js mailing list thread (which @Richard Fontana pointed me to) inspired me to write up some thoughts on what project leaders should think about when considering a corporate home for their project. I posted it as a blog both on my personal blog and Conservancy's blog (crossposted to maximize distribution).

BTW, I actually tried repeatedly over nearly two days to post to the Node.js mailing list, which is a Google group. I am clearly subscribed to the group with both my Conservancy and email addresses, but posts from either just get silently dropped AFAICT. My SMTP server seems to indicate successful delivery with: Dec 5 13:25:31 SERVER postfix/smtp[12790]: 89480E1700: to=<>,[]:25, delay=0.83, delays=0.3/0.01/0.26/0.26, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1386267931 e8si375198igg.0 - gsmtp)

I get no bounces and no indication that my post is being dropped on the floor. And, you cannot submit a bug report to Google Groups without a Google Account. So, while it looks like you can participate to a Google Group without a Google Account, it seems that might be harder than it looks sometimes.

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So, in this particular case, the grumpiness is because a longtime project member had his credentials disabled because he blocked a patch to degenderize pronouns in the documentation.

I wonder if there are any non-profits who'd be willing to take on the project in that situation.

Evan Prodromou at 2013-12-05T22:06:23Z

Hey Brad, thanks for the writeup; I have a feeling I'll be pointing people to it in the future!

Sumana Harihareswara [on Mastodon] at 2013-12-06T18:14:14Z

Your follow up is one of the better mailing list posts I've read recently, but I always enjoy a long-term perspective. Anyway, well worth reading!

Mike Linksvayer at 2013-12-07T19:15:05Z

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