krinklyfig at spymac.com
Mon Feb 7 11:35:18 PST 2005
On Monday 07 February 2005 11:17 am, Anthony Atkielski
<atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Eric Kjeldergaard writes:
> EK> Perhaps they take a greater risk, or perhaps things are simpler
> than EK> that. Perhaps, upon submitting something according to the
> simple EK> instructions with intent for it to be published, it gets
> published EK> as the general populous would expect...Often things are
> not EK> complicated.
> You forget the most likely option of all: For years, cyberspace was
> dominated by geeks, and ignored by lawyers and the general public.
> Now, with the general public and the lawyers watching cyberspace very
> closely indeed, it will no longer be possible for the geeks to get
> away with doing whatever they want, for better or for worse.
> Greater regulation and legal hassles are the trend for the future.
> Pretending it isn't happening will only leave one all the more
> vulnerable to it as it arrives.
Yes, but waving your hands in the air doesn't solve anything. Moreover,
you haven't proven that your issues with the way the list is run is a
legal liability. Although anyone can speculate about law, when you're
getting into this area, it helps a lot if you're qualified to speak
with authority. If it is indeed a liability, you need to do more than
posit that it might be, and you should have some examples to back up
your assertions. If you're asking FreeBSD to change their mailing list,
then you have to present more than a layperson's opinion that there
might be a problem, and, really, you should have a solution, otherwise
all you're doing is waving your hands.
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