The answer to "is and/or mailing-list-driven development harder for drive-by contributors than GitHub?"

@sir Setting up git sendmail requires being able send mail via the sendmail binary, or via an SMTP port (25, 465, 587), which is not something a lot of people have these days. Compared to that, the hoops GitHub makes one jump through are much simpler.

Much as I hate it.

@sir A lot of people. Most people use webmail of some sort, not SMTP and IMAP clients, for example.

@liw their email provider almost certainly provides SMTP access.

@sir Arranging for that is much more work than using GitHub, though. Been there, done that. Several times. Not going to debate this. Your lived experience is clearly far different from mine.

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