We’re having another push to get new, better organised and spam-free Mozilla newsgroups set up. We have the hardware; we just need two things – someone to administer the server, and a definitive list of new groups.
We first made the list back in 2000 (believe it or not), when there was an extensive discussion. I updated it quietly myself in both 2003 and 2004, when we also sent out calls for an admin but for various reasons didn’t manage to make it happen. Since then I’ve been wary of re-opening the debate because I didn’t want to engender false hope. :-) Now, however, I believe there’s a real chance we can make it happen soon.
So, if you have news server admin experience, or know someone who does, get in touch. And please read the current list of suggested new groups and post your feedback.