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SubjectRe: List 'linux-dvb' closed to public posts
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 21:15:50 +0000 Dave Jones <> wrote:

| On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 01:38:19PM -0700, Zan Lynx wrote:
| > Compared to the time required to write up a good bug report or patch,
| > what's the problem with the couple minutes needed to subscribe,
| > authorize and _then_ post to the list?
| Closed lists are just *rude*. The only intention is to stop spam,
| but personally, I find hoop-jumping like this *more* of an inconvenience
| than spam, (and I get a *lot* of spam, several megs a day on a quiet day)

Same here.

| Some maintainers get *really pissed off* when you short-circuit them
| and send fixes to Linus directly. But if I'm forced to jump through hoops
| each time I fix up random parts of the kernel, I'm going to be equally
| as rude as I consider they are by doing the best they can to inconvenience
| people with good intentions, and mail them straight to Linus/Andrew/Marcelo.

Agreed. I usually copy such maintainers in private email, but
it's too much hassle to subscribe to a mailing list just to post
one patch, especially if there are other ways to have it merged.

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