On 9/7/05, Jacob Quinn Shenker <jqshenker / gmail.com> wrote:
> Could there be an unprivileged "guest" account for people like me who
> like to watch but don't actually develop?
> 
> Jacob
> 
> On 9/7/05, ville.mattila / stonesoft.com <ville.mattila / stonesoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Matz,
> >
> >  I'm not committer, but active watcher. Could I have account to basecamp. I
> > preffer "mulperi" as my login name.
> >
> >  thanks,
> >
> >   Ville
> >
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> > Dear Ruby CVS Committers, and watchers,
> >
> > Since I have been sick of poorly managed issue tracking in Ruby
> > development (my bad), finally I decided to move on to basecamp.
> > Anyone with committing permission will be granted an account on the
> > Ruby development project on <http://matz.seework.com/>
> >
> > I have already created accounts for Shugo, and Nobu.  Others should
> > contact me for his account with his preferred account name.
> >
> > Frequently Unasked (yet) Question:
> >
> > * Why basecamp? Why not trac?
> >
> > I know even 37signals use trac to manage their software.  The biggest
> > reason is that I want to try something new.  We have CVS repository
> > working almost fine, and other tools set up.  I don't want to pay huge
> > price for transition.  I also checked cvstrac but it doesn't appear as
> > usable as I expected.
> >
> > If it would be found out that basecamp is not suitable for the
> > purpose, we will try something else.
> >
> >
> >        matz.
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From what I recall, basecamp supports RSS feeds. That might (I am not
sure) be safely posted to the ML for people who would like to watch.
It, however, does not support every feature in basecamp (AFAIR) as it
is just a feed. A guest account might still be in order for those who
would like to check the project out in more detail.

Brian.