Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I SUBSCRIBE TO THIS LIST; DO NOT CC ME ON REPLIES, YOU FILTHY SWINES.
> On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 04:13:56PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Branden Robinson <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Please respect my damn mail headers.
> > And "damn headers" they are. This business of hiding little requests
> > in mail headers is getting damn annoying. People should be a whole
> > lot more tolerant about it, and damn-it-all get software which does
> > what they want instead of using non-standard extensions and then
> > lambasting everyone who doesn't support the non-standard.
> Okay, so you'd prefer in-band signaling.
Well, what I'd prefer is that people all followed of the following:
1) If you want to use a nonstandard header and demand that other
Debian users observe it, then you should take the onus on yourself
of implementing the header in the various supported Debian MUAs.
2) If you want to use a nonstandard header, and people don't follow
it, you don't get upset and shout at them, but rather, file a bug
report against the Debian package for the MUA they are using.
3) If someone does something that bothers you by not observing a
non-standard email header, you find a way of asking them to change
their behavior which:
a) Demonstrates respect, and
b) Shows an understanding that it is you who are using the
non-standard header; that it is you who are (thus) violating the
standard, and not them, and
c) Suggests a way they could adapt their MUA to conform to the
non-standard header you are promoting, and
d) Doesn't make you look like a Craig Sanders clone.
Indeed, if everyone who bitched and moaned about this or that person
not obeying this or that non-standard header would instead just follow
number (1) above, the problem would evaporate.