peter at circlesquared.com
Thu Feb 5 12:34:11 PST 2004
Greg Wilson wrote:
>I reference these two documents, where you have publish my private correspondance.
This was obviously inadvertent, but as has been pointed out you mailed a
mailing list, not an individual, and so your correspondence has never
been private. We all read it as soon as you sent it out.
The fact that this is a mailing list is made very clear on the FreeBSD
All mails sent to this list are archived (and mirrored around the world)
automatically, and this is a necessary and important part of the way
these lists function. It means an archive (which is searchable) builds
up as a point of reference, so people who are dealing with problems and
issues can refer to it. Also, there's some chance that questions won't
be asked over and over again. Again, this is made clear on the FreeBSD
website. Indeed, you can search the archives right there.
From time to time people do send inappropriate messages to the list.
Frankly, most subscribers would prefer it if they didn't. Your mail was
in this category. Inappropriate mails waste people's time. You are, in
effect, asking someone to waste more time.
> I am writing to ask you to remove these documents which were published with out my consent.
IANAL, but I'd have thought that the act of sending a mail to a public,
open, archived forum constitutes consent to the contents of that mail
being displayed in a public, open, archived forum.
>Please tell me when they are removed,
The horse left the stable when you first posted the mails. I can't see
that any harm has been done. But if it has, it happened when you sent
the mails. Perhaps you could consider this to have been a learning
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