Re: META: Can we please restrict the list?
I had a beautiful flame all written up for this, but I have
promised myself to be on my best behaviour, so I shall restrain
I strongly object to discriminating against people merely on
the basis of their email address. I suggest that is not what Debian
is about. Consider looking into the RBL and using more advanced
If any such procedure is to be instituted, it should be for
all inbound requests, and not just for specific email addresses that
do not suit our whimsy. I do not think Debian should get into the
business of judging what ISP's and mail redirectors meet our
threshold of acceptance. This is not an elite club. We are here for
freedom of software, not to form a select coterie that all use the
roght ISP's (yes, this is the polite version).
Meaningfull contribution from people who have an free email
accont is doubtfull? My preffered email address is email@example.com.
It is a free account. I also have firstname.lastname@example.org. Another free
acoount. I use that to insulate my list subscriptions and friends
from ISP changes.
I think discrimination based on email address is quite as
silly as discrimination basde on gender, race, caste, religion, and
skin pigmentation (or the lack thereof) [the latest as always struck
me as being extremely silly]
Saying that we are the victims, and then proceeding to
discriminate against innnocents (they are until they prove other wise
by their actions) has holes in the logic.
Is this discrimination (increased difficulty on getting to a
public discussion forum for a certain group of people) actionable? Is
it a violation of their civil liberties? (do you know for sure?) Can
we afford to fight a suit?
Could we drop this now?
They are filthy, you know? They are unclean. They hoard money. They
lie with Satan. They cursed my pig. They are sub human. They are
untouchables. They eat of the sacred cow. They are inferior. They use AOL.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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