Reason for current policy, was Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?

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Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 2:25 pm

One more bit of information... I'm not sure if everybody knows that
there was a good reason the list policy was set to open.

*please follow up to the other thread*, this is just an aside...

>From http://www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/subscribelad.php3:

The list is open.
You can post messages even if you are not subscribed. This is
necessary to make cross-postings and participation from people on the
ALSA and linux-kernel lists possible. It also means we have to live with
the occasional spam.
It can be helpful to subscribe and lurk for a while before you join
the discussion to familiarize yourself with the the habits of the tribe :)

So, changing policy would mean the list-admin volunteer(s) would get
bombarded with approval requests every time there's a thread crossposted.
This would also really slow down those discussions.

Mailman does provide a tantalizing option: you can require the list address
be in the explicit destinations (to or cc), which we already do;
and then provide addresses which are considered equivalent to the list
address as acceptable destinations.

However, I assume this option does not override the non-member policy.
It would be very odd if it did! But would be handy for our purposes -
not much (if any) spam has both linux-audio-dev and linux-kernel or
alsa-devel in the explicit recipients.

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Paul Winkler
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[linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Paul Winkler, (Thu Aug 14, 7:28 am)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Alfons Adriaensen, (Thu Aug 14, 2:28 pm)
Reason for current policy, was Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should ..., Paul Winkler, (Thu Aug 14, 2:25 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, John Littler, (Thu Aug 14, 7:59 am)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Axel Müller, (Thu Aug 14, 11:40 am)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Luke Yelavich, (Thu Aug 14, 8:15 am)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Robert Jonsson, (Thu Aug 14, 7:50 am)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Jack O'Quin, (Thu Aug 14, 1:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-dev] Should the list be members-only?, Tarragon Allen, (Thu Aug 14, 8:01 am)