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Re: [HACKERS]

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, John Bartlett <johnb(at)fast(dot)fujitsu(dot)com(dot)au>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS]
Date: 2007-02-28 06:08:25
Message-ID: 45E51C59.9000607@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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>> Yes, I do.  If there is an explicit claim, like an email footer or a
>> copyright in the code, we do try to nail that down.
> 
> AFAICT, the footer in question tries to make it illegal for us even to
> have the message in our mail archives.  If I were running the PG lists,
> I would install filters that automatically reject mails containing such
> notices, with a message like "Your corporate lawyers do not deserve to
> have access to the internet.  Go away until you've acquired a clue."

Well that would pretty much eliminate the ability to receive mail from
any large company :) but I can certainly appreciate the sentiment.

> 
> I fully support Bruce's demand that patches be submitted with no such
> idiocy attached.

Absolutely. In regards to your idea of a filter, there is no reason why
we couldn't install a filter that checks for signatures with specific
legal words and strips said signature automatically, responding to the
sender that we did so.

Joshua D. Drake


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