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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] pending subscriptions to this list

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] pending subscriptions to this list
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:47:25 +0200

Op Fri, 4 Oct 2013 23:42:12 GMT
schreef address@hidden (Karl Berry):

> This list (gnu-linux-libre) has pending subscriptions going back a few
> months, see below.  I asked Ruben Perez, who is normally the person
> who approves them, a couple of times, but he hasn't responded.  The
> last time I talked with him (through his web form, since he wasn't
> answering email from rms) he said he was very busy with his day job.
> 1) Unless there's an objection to any of these people, I propose that
> I will approve them in a couple days.  Why not?

I only know Harry Prevor and Emulatorman, but approving any other
interested people is fine with me.

> 2) Unless there's an objection, I propose that list subscription be
> automated.  If someone hears about it and cares enough to try to
> subscribe, why not?  I don't see how we could know in advance if
> someone was a troll.
> 3) On the other hand, if the list is supposed to be strictly
> invitation-only, then I volunteer to become the list maintainer, and
> propose that such invitations be cc-d to me, and I will just subscribe
> them.

I'm OK with automated subscription.

> In any case, I have just set advertised=no for this list (so it won't
> show on the list-of-lists web page), which (it seems to me) is how it
> should have been all along, which will at least avoid future people
> who just subscribe to everything available.

Either way is fine with me.

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