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Re: OT: Bruce Perens spamming -devel?

Has anyone considered that all these personal attacks/claims the
original is spam... is actually in itself spam, in exactly the same
way, actually Joe Bloggs down the street could subscribe by accident
and claim it's all spam because it's "un-wanted".

On 04/08/05, Anders Breindahl <skrewz@skrewz.dk> wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 August 2005 02:16, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 06:32:44PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > > Unsolicited Commercial Email.  Please pay the standard $2000 fee for
> > > advertisments on Debian mailing lists.
> >
> > Y'know, it's fine if you think that Bruce's mail was inappropriate for the
> > list, and there's nothing wrong with saying so; but claiming that a message
> > that isn't selling anything is UCE, and attempting to enforce against a
> > member of the community an advertising policy that daily goes unenforced
> > against thousands of more deserving souls, just makes you sound like an
> > asshole and an idiot.
> How does an asshole sound, anyway? (i.e. please avoid that word).
> Adam's right, as I see it. Bruce's mail didn't belong on -devel [0]. When he
> chose to post anyway, he didn't prefix his subject with OT:, and on top of
> that, top-posts his answers [1]. Correct me, if any of this is wrong.
> As I see it, Bruce's posting to -devel should be considered harmless, but that
> does not change the fact that it didn't belong here. Job opportunities are
> not a technical development topic.
> What about creating a dd-contact(at)lists.debian.org-list, so outsiders have a
> channel of communication to the people who reads -devel?
> Regards, Anders Breindahl.
> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel:
>     Discussion about technical development topics.
> [1] Yes, I know that there is no homogeneous opinion on this. I found it worth
>     mentioning.

N Jones
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