For over two decades, H-Net has used the venerable and high-powered LISTERV product to provide mailing list services for its networks and scholarly partners. With our move to the H-Net Commons five years ago, and the attendant reduction in mail volume, it became difficult to justify spending H-Net's limited dollars on a support contract for the software. As part of our modernization campaign, H-Net is now retiring LISTSERV. We'll continue to operate a mailing list server using the open source software package mailman, to cover the few lists which still remain a
Dear H-Buddhism Colleagues,
Most of you will recall that when we made the transition--along with the rest of H-Net-- from the Listserv platform to Drupal, we were deeply concerned about the possibility of severe damage being done to our network, which has been thriving for almost two decades. The Drupal platform, in addition to being something radically new and different from what most of us were used to working with, was unintuitive in format, buggy, in short, difficult to use.