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Re: criticism about hosting download packages

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Susanne Ebrecht <miracee(at)web(dot)de>
Cc: Cédric Villemain <cedric(dot)villemain(dot)debian(at)gmail(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: criticism about hosting download packages
Date: 2011-02-23 18:15:40
Message-ID: 1298484941.14800.108.camel@jd-desktop (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 12:01 +0100, Susanne Ebrecht wrote:
> On 22.02.2011 20:53, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > Right but that isn't our concern. EDB should and can do whatever they
> > wish with that download page. It is up to the community to decide
> > whether or not how they handle it is reasonable.
> 
> As long as it is legal.
> 
> Fishing for addresses is illegal in most European countries.

There is no fishing going on here.

> 
> The way EDB tries it might not be illegal - but it is hard at the limit
> of being illegal.

Susanne this is pretty out there. They aren't fishing for addresses.
They don't make you fill out the form. The download starts on its own
without putting in a single character of information. The page even
states that the download will begin on its own and that if it doesn't
you can click the link.

JD

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