[Vorbis] FOSS, Science, and Public activism
proclus at gnu-darwin.org
proclus at gnu-darwin.org
Tue Jul 4 11:41:01 PDT 2006
On 4 Jul, illiminable wrote:
> I'm on this list because I'm interested in vorbis.
> You obviously care about gnu-darwin, I never even knew it existed, and
> am really not interested. You are, that's great. You have your own
> mailing list.
> We all have our "pet topics" but most of us recognise that bulk sending
> our random thoughts to dozens of mailing lists is not appropriate, and
> most of us have the perspective to realise that when it comes to our own
> opinions, we are rarely the best judge of their importance. It would
> have almost been bearable if it was just about the social aspects, but
> most of this email is a gnu-darwin infomercial (spam). That's not cool.
Sorry that you feel this way, as it is obviously incorrect to
characterize the message as a GNU-Darwin infomercial. It was about
FOSS, the values that we share as developers, and how we can assist as
these values are adopted in other spheres. That helps our projects
too, and we can do it together.
> Pandu E Poluan wrote:
>> No, sir. I believe you can read, and the name of this mailing list is
>> "Vorbis", and thus all members of this mailing list (perhaps,
>> excluding you, who are probably braindead enough to not be able to
>> deduce the mailing list's mission) are interested in this wonderful
>> cure for cancer, AIDS, and global poverty called "Vorbis".
>> Should you have an alternative way for curing cancer, AIDS, or global
>> poverty that does not go with the name "Vorbis", then sadly, we are
>> not interested.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <proclus at gnu-darwin.org>
>> To: "Segher Boessenkool" <segher at kernel.crashing.org>
>> Cc: <vorbis at lists.xiph.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 6:12 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Vorbis] FOSS, Science, and Public activism
>> On 3 Jul, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>>> Please don't throw around the label of spam so lightly
>>> "spam" == "unsollicited bulk email". This certainly applies -- I alone
>>> got 8 copies of this message! (And, after reading the first couple of
>>> lines, I pressed the 'd' key).
>> That definition certainly requires some modification, because you have
>> subscribed to public forums, and I felt that it was relevant and
>> important to post the message to each one of them in order to bring
>> together all the interested people.
>> People who subscribe to public forums often receive unsolicited
>> messages. You deleted messages which you were not interested in, which
>> is also obviously not a problem, and a commonplace occurrence. The
>> interest of other members of the list should be taken into account, so
>> that messages of this type should sometimes be encouraged, and not
>> quelled with the spam label. Your 'd' key is handy.
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