Re: Is this group dead?

From: Nicola <nvitacolonna_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 08:10:22 +0200
Message-ID: <ng6r0e$rf3$1_at_adenine.netfront.net>



On 2016-04-08 17:53:18 +0000, Tegiri Nenashi said:
> On Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:36:09 AM UTC-7, Nicola wrote:
>> On 2016-04-08 16:08:51 +0000, Tegiri Nenashi said:
>> 
>>> On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:42:16 PM UTC-7, Nicola wrote:

>>>> Back on topic, maybe an initiative to host a more accessible,
>>>> web-based, platform (e.g., https://github.com/discourse/discourse),
>>>> might help gather more people and revive discussions.
>>>>
>>>> IMHO, for that to work, two conditions should be satisfied:
>>>>
>>>> 1) it should be promoted by a reputable institution (say, a university);
>>>> 2) it should be given suitable publicity, say in database conferences,
>>>> in other mailing lists, as footnotes in call for papers, ...
>>>>
>>>> Personally, I wish I could read (and post to) online discussions where
>>>> the authors of the scientific papers I read are involved.
>>>>
>>>> I don't know how much interest or motivation there is, though.
>>>>
>>>> Nicola
>>> 
>>> I think LTU-style discussion group would have chance to survive.
>> 
>> LTU = Lambda The Ultimate?
> 
> Yes (they cap it "LtU"). For one thing, can anybody suggest a cute name 
> for "database theory forum"?

Databases: theory+practice? Theory alone does not seem to attract anyone any more.

I think this post may be relevant to this discussion:

http://www.bailis.org/blog/how-to-make-fossils-productive-again/

Nicola

Received on Mon May 02 2016 - 08:10:22 CEST

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