[svlug] Mappery breakthrough : UPDATE

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Mar 15 09:26:57 PST 2006

Quoting Joe Buck (Joe.Buck at synopsys.COM):

> "Practically all" is incorrect, Rick.
> The GNU and Debian lists get by without this requirement (anyone can mail
> to the gcc development list or debian-devel, for example).  The lists have
> good (not perfect, but quite good) spam filtering to keep the problems
> under control.  No moderator required.

You could probably cite a hundred mailing lists with totally open
posting policies; I could probably scare up some thousands.  My point is
the overwhelming tendency -- in my fairly broad experience -- largely in
reaction to the spam blizzard.  (Yes, there are some good but not
perfect MTA-and-other-level techniques.  Marc or I might have fun
discussing them with you.  ;->  )

I'd actually be delighted to be generally incorrect in this matter,
because that would mean the world had somehow become a much better
place.  Alas, I do fear that my statement was pretty much correct as
stated.  Bummer, man.

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