In a message dated 14/01/01 01:44:12 GMT Standard Time, inhorbit@...
> Let's start a poll! Who wants to move this group to Usenet? hehe,
Hi Jon, I assume you joined from the SVG-Developers group? ... Just for other
members here who won't be familiar with the background, the SVG-Developers
list on eGroups is debating the possibility of moving to Usenet - in part to
provide a permanent public archive / learning resource on SVG.
> No, appears that the majority likes this format well enough to keep
> it. I could take it or leave it now that I'm on DSL. If you want
> search capability just sign up for the daily archive to be sent and
> then just save each one into its own directory which you can search
> later. Requires some personal administration but it has been a work-
> around for me.
> Andrew, great idea for a group. Thanks.
Jon, the great advantage of eGroups.com from my point of view is that it was
literally a matter of minutes from finally deciding to set up an XSL-FO group
to it being in existence. Contrast that with Usenet where there is a fairly
complex and drawn out process, which can last a minimum of weeks. In
addition, on Usenet, to begin that process to create a new group e.g. for
XSL-FO you have to demonstrate an existing Usenet community who are _already_
posting in volume on XSL-FO.
I thought it was better to provide an XSL-FO focus now for the small (?) but
growing XSL-FO community.
BTW Jon, are you a "friend of Ed"? :)