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Re: ignoring the CoC in regards to cc:s (Re: Can we ship sources of a PDF file in the Debian diff?

"Giacomo A. Catenazzi" <cate@debian.org> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> > If someone writes a message to a list, but doesn't arrange to read
> > messages from that list, I don't think we can expect software to
> > automatically figure out that they would nevertheless like to
> > receive those messages.

> But you fail also on pragmatic level:
> a lot of discussions are stopped because of lack of CC:
> Take debian-legal.
> How a non-subscriber can follow discussion?
> How he can reply to a message (with correct headers?

That's covered by the part you also quoted:

> > Either the sender needs to arrange to get those messages themselves
> > (by subscribing to the list), or they will need to rely on people
> > manually doing what the mailing list could do for them (sending
> > replies individually to them).

My point is we can't expect this case to be automatically detected. If
people can't use the automatic means for following a discussion (and,
you rightly point out, sometimes that's not a feasible option), they
must then rely on manual means.

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Ben Finney

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