Subject: Re: GPL & interfaces
From: Ben_Tilly@trepp.com
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 15:00:45 -0400


> I am no longer being allowed to post on fsb@crynwr.com.
> I do not know why, I only see that my messages are bouncing.
>
> I don't think I should participate in a conversation which has the
> tinge of a debate, if the other side is going to appear on that list
> and mine will not.
>
> Would someone please forward this message to the list for me, so that
> other people on the list will understand that the lack of replies from
> me is not of my choice?

Understood, and does the following message from Russell Nelson
explain why the messages are bouncing?

Ben

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> Okay, this has gone on long enough.  As far as I know, this discussion
> is off-topic for all of the following mailing lists.  As a
> consequence, I am momentarily going to put a filter on the FSB editor
> that bounces mail which contains any of the following strings anywhere
> in the email.  No one should feel singled out -- I've done it too.
> You can still send replies to those other lists, but they'll have to
> be sent separately from the reply that goes to the fsb mailing list.
>
> I'm leaving it up to y'all's[1] better judgement as to whether your own
> posting is appropriate for the Free Software Business mailing list.
>
> |if grep  openip @ egroups.com; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit 100; fi
> |if grep  geda-dev @ geda.seul.org; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit 100; fi
> |if grep  f-cpu @ egroups.com; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit 100; fi
> |if grep  ppc-mobo @ raj.phys.sfu.ca; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit 100;
fi
> |if grep  pleb @ cse.unsw.edu.au; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit 100; fi
> |if grep  license-discuss @ opensource.org; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit
100; fi
> |if grep  cglug-chat @ ebb.org; then echo "fsb is for the FSBers"; exit 100; fi
>
> [1] For those people who don't speak American English, y'all is the
> plural of you in the southern dialect, which if you're familiar with
> the issue, would be funny, because you used to be plural and thee
> singular, except that now you is singular and thee is religious, but
> that's only because the King James Bible was translated into the
> English of the day, when at the time you, being the plural, was used
> to refer to Kings and Gods and other plural beings, while thee was
> used for commoners.  So actually, when you read a translation of the
> Bible into modern English with nary a thee in sight, you're actually
> reading the Bible as the early Protestants read it.  They lacked
> today's experience of God speaking in an antique tongue.  Yes, it's
> all too weird for words, but it's all literally true and without
> error (if you can believe that).
>