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Re: [SLE] An apology to the list
  • From: Mike <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:23:16 +0100
  • Message-id: <200503031623.16274.mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 03 March 2005 14:50, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:

> > That *is* correct. The list is a service provided by SuSE for the
> > discussion about SuSE Linux in English
> I think we all agree here.

So far so good..

> > and subject to their whim.
> I certainly hope this is not true. Any company which set rules for
> their *customers* on a whim will not last. While they are the list
> administrators the list is provided for our benefit. This is our
> list. We support the product, we contribute code, and we pay the
> salaries of the management and some of the coders with our purchases
> and subscriptions. We have every right to let them know when we are
> happy/unhappy with one of their policies.

It isn't 'our' list. It belongs to suse. Well, novell now. And if they
pull the plug on it tomorrow, what then? They decided that it cost them
too much in bandwidth and server time to keep it running. No warning,
just pull the plug.

As to telling them about their policies, this isn't the place. I just
don't know where it would be. Feedback perhaps? Suse doesn't have
someone that monitors this list full time. There are occasional folks
that participate, but it's purely their choice, and not something they
are paid to do.

As has been said before, this topic has been discussed ad nauseum. In
the 5 or 6 years I've been monitoring it, the answer is always the
same. Most of these were from folks at SUSE that said it wouldn't


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