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Re: filters: Licence problems

My answer to exercise 1:  since you have quoted text, rule (2) says you must
not comply with rule (6), but rule (3) says you must comply with all even
rules (including, presumably, 6).  This seems to imply that no message
containing quotations would be allowed.

I'm not sure if that's only true when you start with one or more implicit
assumption, but then again, I'm not sure if you complied with rule (6)

So I guess it sounds like a pretty decent set of arbitrary rules.  I second
the motion, and hereby propose that we apply them to debian-devel as well. 
We can call them the "Debian Grumpy Pooper Guidelines (DGPG)."

Have fun,


On Sun, Jan 24, 1999 at 10:04:45PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 24, 1999 at 01:50:21PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > David Welton <davidw@master.debian.org> wrote:
> > > If you are indeed serious... technically, you are right, of course,
> > > but I think people are really going to think we are just a bunch of
> > > grumpy party-poopers if we seriously start to get anal about obviously
> > > silly licenses like this..:->
> > 
> > Perhaps we need a new list: debian-grumpy-party-poopers?
> > 
> > [With a nice long legal document indicating what's appropriate
> > traffic for the list, of course.]
> (0) Every mail has to follow rule (0), (1), (2) and (3).
> (1) Any mail which starts with one or more implicit assumption has to follow
>     rules (4) to (7).
> (2) Mails with quoted text must not fulfill rule (6) but (8).
> (3) Mails which carries a valid FQDN must comply with all even rules.
> (4) Do NOT apologize for what you said, thought, wrote or assumed.
> (5) Do NOT try to make people happy.
> (6) Do NOT rant, flame, lie, hypocry or whine.
> (7) The number of letters divided by the number of words must be less than
>     the number of columns divided by the number of lines.
> (8) End your message with a signature which uses figlet to summarize your
>     final position.
> (9) This rule is obsolete and should not be used in any way.
> (42) If you have come so far, you have the right to get the answer of the
>      universe. Have a deep breath and start all over again, this time reading
>      more carefully.
> Exercise 1: Examine if this mail could be sent to
>             debian-grumpty-party-poppers.
> Exercise 2: Write three DIN A4 pages about the breakdown of the society by
>             overdoses of microwaves.
> Marcus
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