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inappropriate disclaimers (Was: Re: Installing gcc-3.2)
- From: Joern Rennecke <joernr at arc dot com>
- To: iant at google dot com
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 17:15:51 +0100
- Subject: inappropriate disclaimers (Was: Re: Installing gcc-3.2)
> I'd like to strongly encourage contributors to the list to avoid
> replying to e-mail which contain these disclaimers. They give the
> administrators of gcc.gnu.org a legal liability, since we do not
> follow the directions in the disclaimer. It's true that we would
> almost certainly win a court case. But it's also true that actually
> defending a court case would be an enormous hassle and would require
> finding donations to cover the legal costs. As one of the
> administrators of gcc.gnu.org, I would be personally affected.
I wonder if the filter that rejets overlong messages can also be
made to reject messages with known inappriapriate disclaimers (unless
quoted, so that we can discuss them if necessary)?
Preferrably that would give a bounce with a copy of the offending
disclaimer (as it might not be visible to the sender when composing the
message) and an explanation of the policy.