Subject: Re: Stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop
From: Derek Balling <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 06:37:54 -0700

Possible reasons for people unsubscribing:

1.) The list name, "license-discuss" is ambiguous. Perhaps "license-review" 
would have been more in line with your intent.

2.) I cannot find an online charter for the list, so checking to see if a 
topic is on/off-topic for the formal charter is impossible near as I can tell.

3.) "Got it? Shut up."  Nice attitude. Is that the official position of 
OSI,  to be completely utterly rude?


At 12:45 PM 4/15/99 +0000, Russell Nelson wrote:
>Someone writes:
> > I've been wondering ....
>Stop wondering.  If you guys want me to create you a separate
>discussion list for licenses, I can do that.  In the meantime, this
>list should have ABSOLUTELY NO TRAFFIC on it, because there are no
>proposed licenses to discuss.  Got it?  Shut up.  If you can't show
>some self-discipline, I'll provide it for you.
>I've had three unsubscribe requests already, from people who'd like to
>REVIEW LICENSES, but who have no time for this off-topic blather.
>-russ nelson <>
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