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Re: Bug#81397: [authorization] fails silently for normal users, cannot start server

On Saturday 06 January 2001 16:07, Oliver M . Bolzer wrote:

> Legally, you might be allowed to (fair-use) quote private mail sent
> to you as one end of the communication pipe, but we are talking
> netiquette here. Really, it is not yours to decide wheter it is wrong
> or not to make that mail publicly available. It is only the authors
> choice. He might have whatever reasons to not want the content to be
> seen by the public.

Like all good flame wars, this one has gone on too long and ranged far 
afield from its original topic.  Sorry to fan the flames, but this begs 
for a response.

It is spectacularly bad form to quote private email in a public forum, 
but it is not illegal.  And it is spectacularly naive to count on the 
privacy of anything you tell another human being in any medium, 
electronic or otherwise, unless that other human being is a doctor, a 
lawyer or a priest and thus bound by the ethics of their profession.

Bud Rogers <budr@sirinet.net>   http://www.sirinet.net/~budr/zamm.html
    All things in moderation.  And not too much moderation either.

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