[oclug] Newsgroup revisited (was reply-to)
vic at gedris.org
Wed Apr 21 23:52:47 EDT 2004
On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 11:45:58PM -0400, Raymond Wood wrote:
> Sorry for the delayed response, I just 'discovered' this thread in my
> I recall getting notices on Tux about this Gmane thing. It was a
> 'negative opt-out' type of deal i.e. "we're going ahead and archiving
> your stuff to a newsgroup without asking your permission; if you want
> out of this arrangement then let us know".
> I recall being rather incensed at the time that anyone would take such
> action without asking first, and thus by-passing appropriate discussions
> (such as this thread, for instance, or Board discussions of potential
> user impact, etc.).
> In any case, I recall taking some kind of action to block Gmane as best
> I could, so that may account for the 'arrested' population you mention
> My apologies if this creates yet another tempest in a teapot, but I'm
> personally rather uncomfortable with the idea of 3rd parties harvesting
> our mailing list without OCLUG's permission, and an opportunity to
> discuss it first.
> Oh, and I have no idea who's idea it was to subscribe us to Gmane
> without asking -- I wonder if they have the guts to fess up? :-)
This was on the agenda for this month's board meeting. I guess the new
board can discuss it.
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