While I agree to one extent with the reservations expressed ... I would
offer the opinion (not being qualified to do su but by way of being Chairman
of the ILUG) that mail explicitly sent to the ILUG would be considered to
have the implicit understanding of the sender that this mail will be
archived for future use / reference.
Any content would therefore, be deemed _by_the_sender_ to have been both
appropriate for the list, _and_ within their rights to send. It would also
be considered that the sender would allow his / her mail to be quoted in
further correspondance with the ILUG membership.
In summary, the ILUG, being a public resource and open discussion forum,
shall not be held accountable for the content of electronic correspondance
posted. By sending email to the ILUG you implicitly allow forwarding,
archival, and quoting of your mail within the fora.
While appended legal "trailers" or signatures are generally frowned upon in
public fora, it is understood that some members may not have access to
alternative email addresses. In this case, the ILUG, being the intended
recipient of the mail, is to be allowed to archive the mail in a publically
acessable archive. The ILUG membership shall be considered the intended
audience of the mail, and the forum / fora being public, the mail shall be
considered fit for public viewing / consumption.
Do we __really__ want to add this to the monthly mailman messages (and the
welcome ones, and as an autoresponder to all incoming mail ??) I personally
think blatently stating the obvious would be overkill ... but this is a
democratic society ... and I'll accept the will of my electorate (assuming
it fits my purpose <g>)
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