There is one GNU/Linux based project
I want to help and currently the developers communicate by a mailing list. They don't use the forum. Actually, their mails appear in the forum. (It is a Drupal forum, in case you are interested.)
One big problem with this facility / working practice is that having a forum that can receive posts by mail means it gets a lot of spam.
Another separate problem is that the functionality of the forum is very basic. (There are some plugins for Drupal forum which add a bit of functionality, though.)
Anyway, I would love for the project to start using SMF
forums. They are free, have tons of functionality and look gorgeous. Check them out!
This aside, what I really want to know is what is the advanced, better way than a mailing list?
I would love to hear your experiences and opinions about this. Please let me know!
Do RSS feeds / Atom help much here at all?