[Linux-aus] conference mailing lists

Chris Neugebauer chrisjrn at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 22:07:42 EST 2014

On 11 August 2014 21:51, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:
> I'm advising someone who's running a (non-FOSS) conference.  I'd like to know
> how long before a conference starts the delegates' mailing list should be
> established.  My recollection is that LCA does this well, how long before an
> LCA is the mailing list started?

I've seen anywhere between 1 and 3 months. Personally I think there
should be a decent number of people registered before populating the
list, just so that it doesn't fall flat immediately.

> For running a conference mailing list, is there any down-side to using
> Google's free mailing list service?

Most conferences don't have them, so just having one would be a selling point.

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