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Re: removing the debian-legal website stuff?

On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 12:23:46PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> wrote:

> > But then it should be maintained, and I know that its impossible to get
> > something useful out of -legal (except you define long threads as
> > useful).=20

> Well, this is the first ftpmaster post to legal I've seen for
> months and it's a troll :-/  Pot and kettle one, too.

> How often do ftpmasters open bugs and ask debian-legal for
> analysis of a licence? Looking at the archive for Feb and Mar

I have recently been wondering if it would be possible to come up with
some way of splitting -legal up in order to make it more approachable
for outsiders.  Unfortunately it seems that -legal is prone to enormous
threads that often appear either obscure or unproductive (normally flamy)
and these threads can easily swamp the rest of the traffic.  I know that
when the bigger threads blow up I often end up opening my -legal mailbox,
glancing at the list of messages and immediately deciding that it's not
worth my time to read it.  This experience is extremely off putting and
means that I can sympathise with what Jeorg is saying.

I can't actually think of a way to do this off the top of my head (I'd
say that normally people don't actively try to start these large
discussions) and it would require enforcement by the active members of
the list.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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