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Re: GPLv3 drafting process explained

On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 15:29:15 +0100 Dalibor Topic wrote:

> Francesco Poli wrote:
> Ciao Francesco,
> > Why do you think so?
> > Could you elaborate?
> Sure, I'm sorry for the first mail being so terse in the first place.

No problem, I was just interested to hear your reasoning...

> I think the technical aspects of subscribing one mailing list to
> another 
>   make such a setup ineffective in terms of cross-communication. One 
> would get the bad effects of cross-posting, where people may not be
> able  to necessarily follow up to what is being said on the gpl3 list
> from  debian-legal, without subscribing to it first, or someone waving
> them  through mailmain.

That's probably true, if info-gplv3 is going to work like an open
mailing list, where anyone (at least any subscriber) can post.
It's not yet clear to me how will it work.

Actually the subscription page (http://www.gplv3.fsf.org/) made me
initially think it was rather something like a newsletter or anyway
something similar to our *-announce@lists.debian.org lists...
Later, when I subscribed myself and saw it is run by Mailman, I changed

Anyway, all these speculations are probably moot, as there is the
password issue I mentioned earlier in this same thread...

> In addition one would get the same mails twice
> if one  is subscribed to both lists, and that would seem to be an as
> ineffective  use of network resources as CC:ing people on replys. ;)

That's true, I cannot deny it...  :p

What I was actually thinking about was signing up debian-legal *XOR*
signing up individual people.
But, as Nathanael pointed out, interested people will have to subscribe
anyway in order to partecipate, so you seem to be right...

> > P.S.:
> > Last time I checked, the code of conduct[1] recommended to reply
> > to the list only, *unless* the original poster explicitly request to
> > be Cc:ed.
> > I'm a debian-legal subscriber and I didn't ask to be Cc:ed (or
> > To:ed...): please avoid replying to me directly. Thanks.
> Thanks for the hint, I'm sorry for the inconvenience the CC: has
> caused  you, and I'll make sure to avoid it in the future.

Don't worry, it wasn't a great inconvenience, as long as it doesn't
happen often.
But lately several people seem to direct replies to me, and I always
have to explicitly remind them that I haven't explicitly asked to do
so!!  ;-)
That's weird... 

    :-(   This Universe is buggy! Where's the Creator's BTS?   ;-)
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