Paul L. Snyder on 1 Sep 2008 12:36:32 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Digital Mistakes & PLUG Business

On Mon, 01 Sep 2008, Brian Vagnoni wrote:

> Going with the current trend then why not 
> come up with a way to anonimize the content
> of people who wish to be protected. 

You are more than free to set up an anonymous email addres
and use that to subscribe to the list.  The PLUG mailing
list is public, and its archives are intended as a public
resource.  As has been observed, when somebody answers a
question on the list it adds to the global Linux knowledge
pool.  This is so when someone says "just Google it" there
is something there for the Googling.

> To maintain thread continuity it would have to be
> a search and replace. Take a name, pgp key, 
> e-mail address and replace it with anonymous or
> something similar.

The whole point of PGP-signing a message is to prove the
a message is (a) actually from you and (b) unaltered.  Why
on earth would anyone PGP-sign a message that they didn't
want attributed to them?

> This should be a trivial operation in Linux.

Anyone who subscribes to the list would be able to put up
their own archives of the list, so bypassing it would be

If you don't want your posts to be public either don't
post to a public list or handle your own anonymity.

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