Re: SPI using Google Apps?

From: Hilmar Lapp <hlapp(at)drycafe(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org" <spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SPI using Google Apps?
Date: 2012-10-27 14:48:57
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Does anyone here have experience with the spam control at Open Source Labs? In our experience mailman isn't workable with lots of spam ending up in the moderation queues - the UI isn't made for that.

And thanks for the OSL reminder - they've been on our mind before.


Sent with a tap.

On Oct 26, 2012, at 1:51 PM, Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:

> On 10/26/12 6:45 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:
>> Apologies for the silence. To not leave this hanging, I'm in full agreement with the argument of preferring open-source software when there is a choice to be made. Though in fairness, Google invests a fair amount of money into open-source, and so using Google products isn't exactly inconsistent (IMHO) with an open source commitment.
>> At any rate, what prompted the query to start with is that OBF runs mailman lists (and MediaWiki wikis, but Google Apps wouldn't do anything about those) on hardware and OS versions that are highly outdated and thus cause pain and vulnerability. Also, we receive a lot of spam. Keeping on top of that through moderation, even with spamassassin and stuff, has been too painful for a while, so we're looking for alternatives. Google Apps obviously isn't a solve all for this, so my query was mostly informational. So I'm at least as curious about how other SPI projects fill these needs, and whether SPI runs any infrastructure for common use by its associated projects. (I realize I should have put that in a new thread.)
> Open Source Labs hosts free mailman lists for open source projects. I'd
> go there first.
> --Josh Berkus
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