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Re: Using corporate accounts when posting to Debian mailing lists

On 11/05/11 22:10, Florian Weimer wrote:
This is mostly an etiquette question, and I'm not sure if this is the
right mailing list to post to.

I've noticed that compared to, say, ten years ago, relatively few
mailing list posters use corporate accounts (or accounts readily
attributable to some larger organization).  This phenomenon is not
restricted to Debian mailing lists.  If the sender's mailbox looks
corporate (or the topic of the message involves stuff you usually do
not run at home), most of the time, no mail signature with extended
contact information (web, phone, fax) is used.

I wonder if this is the result of corporate pressure, or if this is
somehow encouraged by the de-facto list policy.

Hi, Florian.

Well, I use my own UKFSN (UK Free Software network) email because the University of Aberdeen literally 'own' my 'corporate' email and I do not have the authority to express opinions about FLOSS that conflict with their 'corporate' policy of only using M$ Exchange for email ;-)



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