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Re: ddtp: new notifications mails, opt-in or opt-out?

>>>>> "Jochen" == Jochen Voss <jvoss2@web.de> writes:

    Jochen> On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 02:53:17PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman
    Jochen> wrote:
    >> Browse the archives and count the number of people who were in
    >> favour of opt-in or no messages at all and compare that with
    >> the other people people who were in favour of opt-in.

    Jochen> I did not perceive this as a "consensus".  What numbers
    Jochen> did you get?

If you're counting numbers and talking about a consensus you are doing
something wrong.  A consensus for opt-out would mean there were no
significant objections, or in some contexts no credible objections.  I
cannot help you if you believe that people didn't yell loud enough
that to count as a significant objection (and note that one or two
people who really disagree with something can count as a significant
objection for consensus based processes).  I believe the bulk
unsolicited mail argument is a credible objection; a reasonable
definition of bulk unsolicited mail has been presented on debian-vote
and an argument that opt-out mails fall under this definition has also
been presented.

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