All, > Perhaps we make a policy that corporate-style ("disclaimered") mail > is encouraged to seek support via corporate-style channels (e.g. is > pointed at the commercial support companies). I'm uncomfortable with > such a policy, but it'd be better than "ignore these nasty corporate > victims", which is what the proposal so far sounds like to me.
First off, I'm not clear on why we're discussing this on -hackers; -www would be the appropriate list. So I'm cross posting; please reply any additional messages to -www. Second, I'm not sure why we care. I don't believe that e-mail confidentiality notices are in fact enforceable, or at least they haven't been in some high-profile cases which made the news. IANAL, of course. However: > Haven't we been over this at least once before? Greg is right, just > document the point and leave it alone. If you want to get really picky > about, make the confirmation email from the subscription process > specifically state that confirming subscription is an acceptance of the > PostgreSQL.Org usage policies which can be found here (insert link). This is a good idea anyway. We should have a list usage policy, and we should link to if from the subscribe confirmation and from the web subscription page. In addition to letting people know that e-mail confidentiality footers will be ignored, we can tell them how the lists are moderated, how to unsubscribe (can't have this in enough places), not to use HTML mail, etc. So, who wants to write it? The only additional idea I have is that we ought to simply strip away any e-mail footer over 4 lines from the archives. Not only would this purge the confidentiality footers, it would save us some space in general. -- Josh Berkus PostgreSQL @ Sun San Francisco ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: Have you checked our extensive FAQ? http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faq