[UFO Chicago] Use of mailing list

Brian Sobolak brian at planetshwoop.com
Thu Dec 13 06:44:39 PST 2007

On Wed, December 12, 2007 10:43 am, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> If the jobs pertain to Free Operating Systems, I would think it's ok...
> Though, that stuff usually ends up on LUNI (which I'm sure most of us
> are on anyway, right?) so double posting is bad if it happens...

The scope of our mailing list is pretty open, so we have not punished or
held a hard line on these types of things in the past.  I would throw a
fit (and have) if they break the culture of a mailing list:
  - html posting
  - jobs that don't have Linux or open source included
  - include MS Word submissions, etc.

I do get a notification each time someone subscribes, and this guy
followed the rules:  he subscribed, politely posted his on-topic search,
and then disappeared.

Since this is one of the few times I've seen this happen in my history of
UFO, I'm non-plussed about it.  If this were a list for writing
open-source device drivers for Nintendo hardware, I'd think it was over
the line.  Since we have an (intentionally) broad scope, it was OK.

If seeing postings like this is a problem for you, then there are plenty
of other fora for discussing open source operating systems.  Otherwise,
you can expect that the handful of these we get a year will be allowed.



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