The "rival" discussion mailing list

Paul Sutton zleap at
Fri May 3 10:08:27 UTC 2019

On 03/05/2019 10:46, Reinhard Müller wrote:
> Hi, Paul!
> Am 02.05.19 um 21:45 schrieb Paul Boddie:
>> It would obviously have been far more appropriate for Daniel to merely 
>> advertise that another discussion venue has been set up and for him to invite 
>> those who are interested to sign up for themselves. As far as I know, no such 
>> invitation message has been propagated by this mailing list, but I do wonder 
>> whether it might have been propagated had it been received.
> From my experience with this mailing list (and others hosted by FSFE), I
> would absolutely have expected such an invitation to have been approved
> by the list moderators. I see that in the past, two kinds of messages
> have been rejected:
> * Messages that contain offensive language, and
> * Messages that violate the privacy of others (e.g. forwarding priate
> emails).
>> I would also encourage the FSFE leadership to use venues like this list to 
>> more fully engage with the community, even when this involves encountering 
>> dissent.

I agree with this.  if even small initiatives have the backing of people
like the FSFE then that is a good thing.


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