[oclug] [OT] Censorship (was Re: Diversity)
Brenda J. Butler
bjb at magma.ca
Thu Apr 5 13:21:04 EDT 2007
On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 09:15:52PM -0400, The Linux Doctor wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 20:20:18 -0400
> Stephen Gregory <oclug at kernelpanic.ca> wrote:
> > On 25-Aug-06, at 7:52 PM, The Linux Doctor wrote:
> > > Close enough for all intents and purposes. SPAM filters *are*
> > > censoring
> > > devices, those who use these filters *are* censors and the practise
> > > *is* censorship.
> > By that logic SMTP is censorship. SMTP only delivers to specific
> > mailboxes not everyone.
Censorship is telling _other_ people what they can and can't publish.
Censorship is not limiting my mailing list to a topic. Censorship is
telling you that you can't have your own list, or telling you what to
publish in your own list.
Censorship is not limiting what you look at yourself. That is
called "time management".
A mailing list has two classes of users - writers and readers.
It's only successful if you manage to keep both of them.
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