[Mailman-Users] query re "message has implicit destination"(devils advocate!)

John W. Baxter jwblist3 at olympus.net
Thu Aug 31 18:58:53 CEST 2006

On 8/30/06 6:01 PM, "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:

> The methods of open source development pre-date Richard Stallman and
> his GNU followers.  Some of us remember those days.

For example, SHARE from the 1950s.  At one point, MITs 704 (or 709 or 7090
by then) data center posted a notice which, paraphrased from memory, said
"We have SOS (SHARE Operating System) and will attempt to run it on request.
We won't be responsible for failures of SOS."

By the way, the explanation of the option in the administrator interface
seems reasonably clear to me (as a Mailman "customer" not developer).
However, I doubt that there are many new list administrators who look there
when setting up a list.

And, unfortunately, were I preparing a list of options for a "You really
ought to look at these options and check that they are set appropriately"
paragraph, I probably wouldn't include this one.  There are so many which
are more important for such a thing.


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