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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-02 15:50:21

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to as well.

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> We have a new mailing list set up at, maintained by
> OSL:
> I'd like to begin the transition away from YahooGroups and towards
> that list. That should solve several problems with this mailing list,
> including:
> * High barrier to entry as many people don't wish to register at
> Yahoo
> * Ugly and verbose ads inserted by Yahoo
> * Periodic problems representing certain character sequences in
> messages as Yahoo "upgrades" its processing.
> * Periodic problems with attachments
> I propose the following schedule:
> 1. We officially start using the Boost list on Dec 1, 2005.
> 2. On January 1, 2006 we will officially close the Yahoo list
> 3. OSL will get all the messages from yahoo and create a new
> hypermail web archive for jamboost with all the old Yahoo
> messages and all the messages since the list moved to the OSL
> server.

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