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Re: The role of debian-private

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 02:16:10PM +0000, Clint Adams wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 02:30:51PM +0200, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
>> As wrote by Jonas, there is a risk of "cabalization".
>> Good discussion could also start from off-topic bad threads.
>I don't care if there's a cabal to discuss whether or not America,
>Hy-Brazil, Eurasia, and Scandinavia are continents or not.  I don't
>care if there's a cabal who thinks that Maudite doesn't taste awful.
>I don't care if there's a cabal that thinks procreation is a good
>thing.  None of these things need to be on -private.
>There are legitimate reasons to be subscribed to -private, and
>none of them require tolerating off-topic discussion.  "Good"
>discussion would not seem to be irrelevant.  If it's not meant to
>be secret, it shouldn't be there.  I cannot imagine why this simple
>idea would be controvertible.

Absolutely. Nobody is trying to censor these conversations, let's just
have them somewere more appropriate.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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