Bug#148034: DMUP: Please clarify limitation on news usage
On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 12:11:33AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Tore" == Tore Anderson <email@example.com> writes:
> Tore> Don't use Debian facilities in a manner which constitutes net
> Tore> abuse. Debian does not have any Usenet news servers. It may
> Tore> be that some of the Debian machines have access to such a
> Tore> news server, but their use through Debian machines is
> Tore> strictly forbidden.
> I take this to mean I should not read news on debian machines.
Then why is it mentioned in this context? Reading news is not 'net abuse',
far from it.
> Tore> If using news is not allowed at all in the first place, then this
> Tore> would be redundant.
> Hmm. I guess this means that one should not telnet to port
> 119, and paste large amounts of text either.
Don't be silly. That's "using news" as much as anything else.
Anyway, I agree wholeheartedly with Branden's paragraph #9 in his platform.
When I discussed it on IRC, most awake people seemed to feel the same way.
I just don't like agreeing to an ambiguous document.
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