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Re: lists.debian.org vs google groups

Bruno Buys wrote:

The lists are spammed, I agree. But being able to post without subscription is part of the openness Debian wants to achieve.


I'll never accept this reasoning. To my mind it takes openness to a level that just causes unnecessary grief for many legitimate users. Why would a requirement to join a mailling list in order to post be so offensive? I'll wager the only people who give a cuss about this are the spammers. Surely the important aspect of "openness" in this context is that everyone out there has access to eveything that's posted and in the archive.

Not so much openness, I think, as obsessive political correctness. Which of course is what we expect of debian...

<runs for cover>  ;O)

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