email groups needed

Jagadees Public Seen by 392

Hi All,
Free software movement has 2 branches. One is technology based and another is philosophy and politics based.

People who need technical help and tech savvy people focus only on technology. But free software began not as technological solution for some issue. its rooted very much on the politics. But the first group is not patient enough to hear any political ideas. We have to bear it. Its their freedom.

But we cannot ignore the political issues. So I request you to create 2 mailing list one for technical discussion. another for software, computer related political discussion. (remember: not general politics. Strictly on politics of technology.)

People may get annoyed by seeing alien language messages. So it will be good if create language specific sub groups for these 2 groups. At least for the philosophy group.


Abhijith PA

Abhijith PA April 7th, 2018 14:42

We had discussion about setting up a mailing list for FSCI in the past. But then got busy and nothing happened. We will be setting up one soon.


Anoop April 16th, 2018 15:02

Are we hosting ourselves or using any existing service?


Jagadees April 17th, 2018 05:37

please dont plant for developing greatest thing in the world, just share emails as text file. thats enough for the time being.
right now we dont know who are all in our side.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen April 17th, 2018 06:41

@jagadees @anoop it is in progress @bhe is working on it. We are setting up our own mailman 3 instance in collaboration with hamara linux project.


Anoop April 17th, 2018 19:50


Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen April 19th, 2018 14:17

Follow https://matrix.to/#/#mailman:poddery.com for updates on mailman setup. For technical discussions we can use the discourse service at https://freesoftwareindia.org/ (we are working on enabling email bridge as well).


shirish April 21st, 2018 09:21

I'm ok with either of the two before, but having an email list would be better to figuring out things.

Abhijith PA

Abhijith PA July 2nd, 2018 05:26

Hello @jagadees and @shirish . We now have a mailinglist. Please visit lists.fsci.org.in. It took some time but finally we did it \o/ .


Jagadees July 2nd, 2018 05:51

oh great work. thanks @bhe .
one suggestion, we should hide actual mail ids of participants. now its visible for all. I think nobody should see actual mail ids including members.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen July 2nd, 2018 06:59

We can use https://git.fosscommunity.in/community/lists.fsci.org.in/issues/ to track issues related to this service. I have already reported this issue.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen July 4th, 2018 07:05

Now mail ids are hidden in archives.


shirish August 14th, 2018 12:19

just subscribed to the list and posted my first mail, kudos for doing the hard work though :)