[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Mailing Lists
adam.muntner at quietmove.com
Thu Mar 5 14:24:49 EST 2009
Yahoo and Google groups are web based but support email based on user
preference. They maintain the hardware, patches, spambot management,
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Kevin Reiter <kevin.reiter at owasp.org>wrote:
> I disagree about this for a few reasons (and feel free to disagree with me
> on this :)
> - Forums can be difficult to access/navigate from mobile devices.
> - Forum software requires constant maintenance (patches, version upgrades,
> spambot registration preening, etc.) to maintain security for both the forum
> application as well as the machine it resides on.
> - Forums typically do not let members know when there are new posts - only
> if you're already subscribed to an existing topic. If you don't login and
> check, you're not made aware of any important announcements.
> - Forums are higher targets for automated "sploit bots".
> Now, that's not to say that in addition to the mailing lists there couldn't
> (or shouldn't) be an official OWASP Forum. I'm just pointing out that
> replacing the mailing lists with a forum might not be the best idea.
> Also, I'm curious to know how you mean, "mailing lists don't scale well."
> In what way? How are they deficient? How don't they "scale well"? I'm not
> being carcastic, just curious by what you mean as it pertains to the OWASP
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Tim Bass <tim.silkroad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Mailing lists to not scale well.
>> OWASP should consider moving to a modern, professional forum, like
>> The Ubuntu Forums
>> Linux Questions
>> The UNIX and Linux Forums
>> All these busy forums use vB.
>> Email is so "last century" LOL.
>> OWASP-Leaders mailing list
>> OWASP-Leaders at lists.owasp.org
> Kevin Reiter
> NJNYMetro OWASP
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> OWASP-Leaders at lists.owasp.org
Adam Muntner, CISSP
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