Re: [OT] Re: A freak (but not so freak) idea: User space apt-get install
Pascal Hakim dijo [Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 02:39:39PM +1100]:
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> That's brings up a good point. While Adam is probably joking
> here, there are a lot of people who want things in the archives either
> deleted or modified. Yes there are other archives, but they are not
> our responsability, while stuff on lists.debian.org is.
> How do we deal with stuff that's been forwarded to a list by a
> virus? How do we deal with a message that was sent by error? How do we
> deal with a message that was forwarded by a third party without
> authorization from the author? How do we deal with mistakes?
> We don't seem to have a clear policy on this at the
> moment. What should we do?
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