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Re: FW: Mail forwarding in return for Debian donation

On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Pete van der Spoel wrote:
> > Isn't this a great idea that Debian could borrow? I think this could 
> > generate some nice publicity/income for the Debian project, I mean 
> > you've already got the domain name. Personaly I'd rather donate to 
> > Debian than to the FSF, I think Debian needs it more.
> I don't think that Debian considers this a great idea, but anyway, this
> should need to be discussed on the debian-project mailing list.

Agreed.  I think it is a *bad* idea, we have enough problems getting
consensus on what developers using @debian.org addresses can do with their
"Debian work email address", and what they cannot do with it.

There is absolutely no need to add more trouble to the mix. There is no way
we could get average-joe to understand that @members.debian.org, or
@non-members.debian.org, or even @i-do-not-speak-for.debian.org is mostly
unrelated to Debian.  Which is really, really sad.

Besides, I doubt our email handling can take it. And proposals to soup up
our email infrastructure are met with "there is no problem" replies, from
people that complained the box was overloaded on the week before.  So the
less we muck with it, the better.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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