[OSList] This list serve is antiquated big time

juanluiswalker at gmail.com juanluiswalker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 05:05:09 PST 2021

Perhaps the only thing that we needed to do with the Oslist is to putting some light on it.


Juan Luis


De: OSList <oslist-bounces at lists.openspacetech.org> En nombre de Harrison Owen SR via OSList
Enviado el: viernes, 29 de enero de 2021 17:54
Para: World wide Open Space Technology email list <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org>
CC: Harrison Owen SR <hhowensr at gmail.com>
Asunto: Re: [OSList] This list serve is antiquated big time


Oh Yes... OSLIST started as a phone operated bulletin board. And for sure it doesn't exist in 4 colors/touch screen. BUT it has probably existed as long or longer than any competitors, is searchable, carries the thinking/sweat/arguments of those who discovered living in Open Space (that would be 1000's) and Harold (the most recent curator) has done a marvelous job. Thanks. Could it be better? Sure... but it has worked for ? (20??)years! And please don't fix it if it ain't broke...




On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 11:39 AM Harold Shinsato via OSList <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org <mailto:oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> > wrote:


Thanks. I appreciate the kind words. And I also know I could do better. Thank you as well for helping out with the admin work for the OSList.

I couldn't see an easy way to see the count via the Archives. But looking at my own stash of the emails, I counted 42.9k messages since the first one in December of 1996 back in the old Boise State University LISTSERV (OSLIST at IDBSU.IDBSU.EDU <mailto:OSLIST at IDBSU.IDBSU.EDU> ) days.


On 1/28/21 4:48 PM, Michael Herman via OSList wrote:

Great job, and big thanks Harold. You’re the only reason the list still exists in this open, free, independent way. 


And just so everyone can notice the scale of the thing, how many messages have we posted here so far?  


Cuz it’s not just about updating or swapping email tools, folks. Harold has managed this so that we still have and can search every message ever sent through the list. Amazing!


I know we passed 30000 some time ago but couldn’t guess what the total is now.  I can’t figure where to look it up anymore. Do you have that number, Harold?


Thanks, Michael 




On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 08:40 Birgitt Williams via OSList <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org <mailto:oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> > wrote:

Thank you Harold,

I love the simplicity that has been maintained for our email list, and the independence to the extent possible for us to be in a platform that supports us. Thank you for your work on this over many years, and also to those who preceded you.


A super super simple way to pay attention to the list, and to follow threads really really easily is to use the GREAT feature of the archives  <http://www.mail-archive.com/oslist@lists.openspacetech.org> http://www.mail-archive.com/oslist@lists.openspacetech.org. Every post gets placed in the archives, the archives are searchable. When something that is posted catches my attention, it is easy to go to the archives to see what I may have missed in the thread and also simultaneously by topic access what has been discussed in relation to the topic over the years. 


in genuine contact,






Birgitt Williams

Senior consultant-author-mentor to leaders and consultants  

Specialist in organizational and systemic transformation, leadership development, and the power of nourishing  a culture of leadership.

www.dalarinternational.com <http://www.dalarinternational.com>  



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