Ok, here is my $.02.

I find that a simple tool beats a complicated tool. I'm a big fan or
Google Groups.

* No need to create channels or forums, just create a new post for the
topic you want to discuss.
* Easy to search
* Can interact entirely with email if you choose, no need to login to a
separate tool
* Can format for code snippets
* No need for another account/password (yes, I blindly assume everyone has
a gmail account)
* Don't need to learn a new tool
* I don't believe we need a different forum for each OSS discipline. It is
easy enough to ignore the topics you don't want to be involved with.
* I haven't been a big user of the midrange.com forums because I'm not a
fan of the web interface (no offense intended). I like the way you can
quickly move between different comments on a single post in Google Groups.

These are just my random thoughts on the discussion. However, even with my
preference for a simple tool like Google Groups, I will participate in
whichever tool the group decides is the most appropriate for our needs.

-Jim

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Aaron Bartell <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Starting new thread. Was "ibm_db and itoolkit for Python". See original
thread here: http://archive.midrange.com/opensource/201606/msg00081.html

BillG said: One thing I believe is that Aaron’s list misses certain
opportunities for synergy and that his characterizations are debatable.

Which characterization should we debate first?

Aaron Bartell
litmis.com - Services for open source on IBM i
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