[volunteers] (forw) [Mailman-owner] Question on post to SFLUG list

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Feb 14 12:27:24 PST 2007

I haven't yet replied to this admirably polite request.  

Paul was considering revising SVLUG's mailing list policies, which are 
currently in several place.

1.  Listinfo pages such as http://lists.svlug.org/lists/listinfo/svlug 
    including the top-level http://lists.svlug.org/lists/listinfo/ page.
2.  Lists Policy page, http://www.svlug.org/policies/list-policy.shtml
3.  Lists Description page, http://www.svlug.org/maillists/
4.  Jobs List Policy page, http://www.svlug.org/policies/job-policy.shtml

Some of that's redundant between the Mailman-generated pages at
lists.svlug.org and the regular Web-tree pages at www.svlug.org.  The 
Mailman pages all have somewhat constrained format but can be

The current answer to Ian's question is on the main SVLUG list's
listinfo page (and elsewhere):

  announcements of non-SVLUG events must be cleared with the elected
  officers [link]

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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:40:41 -0800
From: Ian <ian at linefeed.org>
To: mailman-owner at lists.svlug.org
Subject: [Mailman-owner] Question on post to SFLUG list


I'm part of a new, non-commercial community colo in San Francisco, the SF
Community Colocation Project. I'd like to let SVLUG folks know, but I want
to make sure it's appropriate and I'm not spamming. Should I post the below
message? Or would it be possible to have it posted to the announce list by a
list admin?

Thanks for your help,

--Ian McLeod / SFCCP


Hello Silicon Valley LUG folks:

We are writing because we think that Linux sysadmins in the Bay Area would
be interested in a new non-commercial, community network with a colocation
facility in downtown San Francisco.

If you operate a server for an open source project, a non-profit
organization or non-commercial personal use, you qualify to host your server
at the San Francisco Community Colocation Project's colo at
6th & Brannan in downtown San Francisco.

Your share of the collectively-purchased space & bandwidth starts around
st $45/1U/month.

We have run a non-profit colo facility in the Bay Area for 5 years -- and
now we are opening the doors to our newest colo in SF. We are part of a
network that includes other community colos in Seattle, Chicago, Toronto and
Washington DC.

We are also committed to the protection of online free speech. In 2003, for
example, we received a DMCA take-down order from Diebold regarding documents
that had been posted to our servers that shed an embarrassing light on
Diebold's eletronic voting machines. The Electronic Frontier Foundation
(EFF) took up the case and Diebold backed down. A corporate colo probably
would have forced the client to comply with Diebold's lawyers.

If any of this sounds good to you, please get in touch!

1) Email us -> inquire at sfccp.net
2) Call us -> (415) 887-7679
3) Check out our website -> http://www.sfccp.net/

For more information on the Diebold case, see

Thanks for your time,

Ian McLeod
San Francisco Community Colocation Project

Mailman-owner mailing list
Mailman-owner at lists.svlug.org

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