[conspire] (forw) Re: your mail

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Dec 22 11:42:53 PST 2009

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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:40:32 -0800
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: sait8so <sait8so at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: your mail
Organization: Dis-

Quoting sait8so (sait8so at yahoo.com):

> Rick, you do NOT have my permission to publicly post any email I sent you.

Please note that I carefully omitted 
[RM: snip reference to a part of the offlist discussion that I did not post]

Now, for the rest:

Over the years, I got really, really, _really_ tired of people sending
me private-mail inquiries about Linux questions, even though I kept
saying, over and over, "You need to be asking this on the public forums,
because that's how the community works, and otherwise you're just trying to 
get free-of-charge private consulting."  I kept repeating that for a
decade or so, and got tired of people ignoring it.

So, these days, when user group people send me in private mail stuff
that _ought_ to be on the public forums, and where they have every reason
to understand that, _and_ where there's nothing legitimately private
being talked about, I post it for the public's benefit.

> You never asked for that permission and I never gave it to you.

The hell with that, Arnold.

I'm a busy guy.  You have absolutely no business seeking private help,
just because I generously offer it publicly to user groups.

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