On Jan 28, 2008, at 12:01 AM, Lee Azzarello wrote:
> When are we meeting for beers again? The last party was a lot of fun.
> On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:51 PM, Jay Sulzberger wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Jan 2008, Benj. Mako Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> <quote who="Jay Sulzberger" date="Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 05:03:40PM
>>>> Mako, what license New York City uses for health care records is
>>>> a serious issue. New York City should use only free software,
>>>> and in particular, should use only free software for something so
>>>> important as medical records.
>>> I agree. It's important. I support this event and if I were in
>>> town I
>>> would probably go. As I'm sure you know, I have gone to many events
>>> you've advertised before.
>>>> The announcement is dead on topic for this list. Because Debian
>>>> should show up at this and like hearings.
>>> It's not on topic for this list. This is a list for Debian specific
>>> event coordination. Everyone who has followed up so far agrees.
>>>> Else we lose by default these particular engagements.
>>> Then you should encourage those Debian folks that are interested
>>> to sign
>>> up on a more general announcement list (maybe LYNX?) where these
>>> messages will be on topic. I signed up on several more general
>>> lists and
>>> thought it was useful.
>> Thanks, Mako!
>>> I support your causes Jay. I *really* do. But cross-posting every
>>> everywhere that it might be even tangentially related annoys people,
>>> keeps them from compartmentalizing and organizing their incoming
>>> properly, and might even do you causes more harm than good.
>> I know we are on the same side.
>>> Please try to respect other peoples ideas of on-topic and off-topic,
>>> even if you don't agree with them. If you are making up 90% of the
>>> traffic on a list without even contextualizing your message for the
>>> community you are speaking to, your actions are going to be seen as
>>> spamming and ultimately treated accordingly.
>> Please forgive me for not presenting my disagreements with the,
>> mostly implicit, argument you here begin to lay out. The issue
>> is minor, and, I think, not worth your time nor mine to discuss
>> it further here.
>>> I think your causes are too important to suffer that fate. Please
>>> off sending non-Debian related announcements to this list.
>> Ah, thanks for kind word!
>> Mako, if you want me to not send certain VERY USEFUL AND
>> IMPORTANT NOTICES to this list, I will not send them any
>> NEW YORK CITY DEBIAN TRIBESFOLK OF THE SOCIAL TENDENCY!
>> SIGN UP NOW FOR MORE FREE SOFTWARE AND ALLIED NOTICES!
>> To sign up for the LXNY announcements list, send an email to
, with subject line "SUBSCIRBE!" or other
>> traditional Usenet greeting, and I will put your address on the
>> mailing list. The list is low volume, and mainly consists of
>> re-sent notices of free software events, and events that might be
>> of interest to free software folk. Often the notices are late.
>> PS. I CANNOT STOP MYSELF SOMETHING IS HAPPENING THURSDAY AT THE
>> COURANT INSTITUTE, SEE FREE CULTURE NYU SITE!
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