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Re: Branden's mail policies

Manoj Srivastava wrote on 22/06/2005 07:07:
> On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 16:35:31 +0200, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> said: 
>>On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 10:35:50PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
>>>1) The Internet is peer-to-peer. You want to break that?
>>>2) Some of the ISPs I've used refuse to relay my messages when they
>>>claim to be from my dropbear address instead of the ISPs domain.
>>>3) If I can't afford DSL or cable, or it's not available in my
>>>   area, I'm
>>>stuck on dial-up. What difference does that make to a mail spool?
>>Your points are all valid, yet they are unrelated to the Subject of
>>your mail.
>>The question is: Should the DPL jump through hoops to make sure his
>>mails are recieved by people, even if they have other opinions on
>>email transports than he has?
>         No. The DPL, hopefully, jas better ways to spend his time, and
>  more critical tasks to perform, than to jump through hoops to please
>  people who just drop mail without paying any attention to content.

In may ways, I agree with you. If people contact the DPL, they should
make sure they are able to get replies from him.
However, that argument doesn't account for all the mails listed on the
original post opening this threat. At least for this mail, I would
expect Branden to do as much as he can to get his mail through (which
really shouldn't be all that difficult - if all else fails, I could
create a sending only account fro him to use as a relay on my
mailserver). It is this mail I'm talking about:

>* Switzerland: Marc Schaefer periodically collects donations and sends
>   them along to another organization, which I think is `ffis e.V.`_.
>   Unfortunately, I have not been able to reach Marc to clarify this
>   because he has been (probably inadvertently) `blocking my mail`_.

As I understand it, Marc Schaefer is collection donations in the name of
Debian (or for Debian) but passes that money along (probably) to "ffis
e.V.". In that case (even though I highly respect ffis), I think it
should be made sure that money collected for Debian actually reaches
Debian, not some other organization.

sven (no DD yet)

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