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Re: [LIG] Seeking a Linux or Unix programming guru for CTO position

I agree with Naban. The clause to put a Commercial tag
is just a request with a 'please', not even a rule.
Calling it an offense and giving a warning and a threat to boot,
is what crossed the bounds of politeness, rather than
the mail of the original poster. The original post is quite on-topic
and relevant IM-not-so-HO, compared to all the other nonsense that is discussed here. If it had to be said, it should have been in
a more polite manner and in a private mail.

- Ruchir

From: Raju Mathur Reply-To: raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: linux-india-programmers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-india-

Hi Naba,

Please understand that rules are rules. If you don't like them, protest logically or leave. Please don't disparage the rules just because you happen not to agree with them.

The List Admin did not insult anyone with his post. If anything, the original message was an insult, making it quite apparent that the author was only interested in using the medium without bothering to find out the thoughts and feelings of the community which subscribes to the medium.

Short rules are available at:


These are not exactly Linux-India mailing list rules, but the general idea is the same. Please pay special attention to the following (which applies to Linux-India too):

-- Commercial posts, job offerings etc. for anything having to do anything with Linux are acceptable. Please prefix [Commercial] in the subject line.

Remember, no one is getting paid to run the list or the web site, or to contribute anything to the list -- it's all volunteer effort. Is it so terrible if these same volunteers make up some guidelines to help them achieve their purposes more effectively?


-- Raju

>>>>> "Naba" == Naba Kumar writes:

Naba> liadmin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: >> On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 03:13:20PM -0500, did David Bodnick >> write: > We've had a tough time finding someone with the right >> credentials to be our > Chief Technology Officer in India, so >> I'm hoping that someone on this list > would either be >> qualified for this position or know someone who is. It is a > >> fantastic opportunity for the right candidate, with a great >> base salary and > enormous upside potential. >> >> David, >> >> You sent the above email to the Linux India General mailing >> list. According to the rules of this mailing list posts of a >> commercial nature (such as yours) have to be prefixed on the >> subject line with the 'COMMERCIAL' tag. You have broken this >> rule. >> >> This is a warning email to let you know that if this offense is >> repeated, you will be banned from the mailing list. >> >> >> List Admin

Naba> Isn't that too much of an Insult. He wasn't selling or Naba> advertizing anything. In fact he was trying to help people Naba> who may need jobs. So where is the question of _COMMERCIAL_ Naba> in it.

Naba> As far as offending the lists rule is concerned, Naba> I am wondering how many people have read it when Naba> they subscribed to the list (Won't it be better if Naba> the rules were made a bit smaller, so that ppl can Naba> read them when they subscribe: - Only a matter of Naba> ergonomics).

Naba> [snip]

Raju Mathur raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://kandalaya.org/

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