For some time there have been periodic mentions of the idea of moving
Wikimedia-l to Discourse. 
I am considering establishing a Discourse installation myself and offering
it to host Wikimedia-l or its successor, which in addition to potential
usability improvements from Discourse would have the added benefit that it
would not be hosted on a WMF server and therefore would be somewhat
insulated from governance controversies at WMF such as we have experienced
in the past and such as the one recently experienced by WMFR. However, I am
concerned that I would be unable to provide sufficient legal protections
for the privacy of the list and its members, so I have not initiated this
I think that a good first order of business would be for someone to close
the existing RfC on Meta. After that RfC is closed I think that we should
have further discussions about how we might like to continue to adjust our
communications on Wikimedia-l or its successor.
I am currently limiting myself to approximately 15 posts per month until
the RfC is closed.