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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 <tore@linpro.no> 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.

(btw; no need for Cc:'s - I subscribe)

Tore Anderson

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