[conspire] What's wrong with "FLOSS" (was: Penguin Day - Demysitify FLOSS for Nonprofits)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 22 21:52:43 PDT 2005

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Note that the archives are open to Google. Google the name of anyone on
> the list, and at least one of the hits will be from this archive. Until
> very recently, the mailing list was also open to any subscriber with a
> newsreader program, enabling one to reply to any archived message since
> 12/26/02 without having to have a copy in your inbox or any other box.

Exactly.  That is precisely why NNTP newsgroups rule, in the areas where
SMTP mailing lists suck.  ;->

> If you have a static IP like I do, you may request that Rick add it to
> the list of trusted IPs in order to continue such access as before.

(I should hasten to add that I'd absolutely have left NNTP newsreader
access completely open, but for the spam problem.  I'm still trying to
think of a better way to solve the problem that's within my small coding
talents and available time budget.)

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