[Owasp-o2-platform] [Owasp-website] Forums (yes, I'm bringing this up)

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Thu Jun 23 01:47:58 EDT 2011

Larry has already created all the mailing lists is Google Groups right?

Doesn't google groups gives us what we need? (web based forums and mailing
list distribution?)

I wanted to move the O2 Platform mailing list from mailman (
https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-o2-platform) to the its
equivalent in Google groups (
https://groups.google.com/a/owasp.org/group/o2-platform/topics?hl=en) and I
was going to write an O2 script to do this automation/move.

Anybody wants to help me write and debug it?

It is actually not that hard, and I already have all the technology required
in O2 (for both fetching the data, parsing it, visualizing it and publishing

Sarah Baso (CCed) was also trying to use O2 to get some stats about the
mailing lists usage, so this would be a good thing for her too

Dinis Cruz

Blog: http://diniscruz.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DinisCruz
Web: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/O2

On 16 June 2011 09:36, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:

> I have a separate thread with Larry about setting up a VM to stage forums.
> The research he did a few months back suggests Jive may be a good compromise
> to merge mailing lists with forums.
> Will follow up with him when I get back to the States.
> -Jason
> On Jun 16, 2011, at 10:13 AM, Rory McCune <rory.mccune at owasp.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM, Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman <<buanzo at buanzo.com.ar>
> buanzo at buanzo.com.ar> wrote:
>> On 06/15/2011 06:49 PM, Mark Bristow wrote:
>> > I think it's time we finally got real about forums.  I can't believe
>> that there isn't some software
>> > out there that could take our Mailman database, convert it all over to
>> forums by thread (as ugly as
>> > it might be), make user acconts for everyone who has signed up, provide
>> them temproary passwords and
>> > do mail integration moving forward.
>> >
>> > There are a number of web designers/developers at OWASP I say we stand
>> up a test area and just start
>> > mucking around till it works, document it, test it, and transition.
>> We could probably get hypermail or something like that to read the mailman
>> mbox archives. Those
>> tools already split by thread. Then we just hook ourselves to, instead of
>> create an html archive,
>> inject to a mybb/phpbb/whateverwechoose forum database accordingly. Also,
>> I'd just use a fake
>> account for these imported messages, and just keep them as reference, and
>> have NEW discussions be
>> created by real forum accounts (probably linked to an @<http://owasp.org>
>> owasp.org account?).
> It'd be good to sort something out for forums.  The challenge I've seen
> from reading previous threads on this (IIRC) is that there's a desire for a
> solution which allows for people to have both forums style access and
> mailing list style access at the same time (roughly the way that Yahoo
> Groups works).  I think that if we could solve that problem, then as Arturo
> says, it would just be a question of sorting out a one-time import process,
> to populate the archives.
> Cheers
> Rory
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