I'm wondering whether there have been any efforts directed towards
discussing the possibility of convergence among Majordomo, Unix
ListProc, LISTSERV, Smartlist, etc. towards something like a standard
core set of end-subscriber commands, and list-owner commands, with
various optional extensions possible?
Something like, an Internet draft, citing RFC 1211 as a historical
reference, but which then points out the pros and cons of the
different features, and different command syntaxes, of all the major
packages used on the Internet today, and suggests avenues of possible
convergence towards a core server protocol, plus optional extensions
to accomodate non-common features?
(with implications for further convergence with http URL and MIME
declaration interfaces, IMAP/IMSP/POP message retrieval, etc.?)
Chris Koenigsberg: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
U. of Chicago Academic Information Technologies