Re: a point on mailing list policy
Hear Hear, I agree!
On Fri, 1 Mar 1996, Bruce Perens wrote:
> Someone asked me this in personal mail, and I thought it might bear
> repeating here:
> > Somehow the juxtaposition of your message body and the first line of
> > your .sig (a campaigner against censorship) struck me as ironic.
> It isn't really. I'm not censoring his message, I'm denying him my
> "publication" (the debian-user mailing list) as a forum for it. He is
> free to post to the appropriate forum, and won't get any interference
> from me.
> As publisher, I make the editorial rule that there are not to be
> off-topic messages or advertising that isn't paid for. There is real
> expense in distributing a list with 700 subscribers like debian-user.
> I'm not obligated to spend my own money to publish every message that
> is presented to my list server. However, I am ethically bound to defend
> whats-his-name if the government decides that he shouldn't be making
> that same posting to _any_ forum on the net.
> Bruce Perens <Bruce@Pixar.com> A campaigner for Clinton and against Censorship.
> Toy Story: $183M and counting. At $184M it will beat the #1 movie of 1995.