[clug] clug advertisement policy

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Sun Jun 27 07:24:06 GMT 2004


On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 05:05:47PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> Relevant, well-formed advertisements are welcome on this list.
> Michael posted a link to the policy and discussion.  Anyone who
> dislikes this is welcome to unsubscribe.
> --
> Martin
> -- 

Thankyou for that clarification.

To the rest of the list:

I do apologise to anyone who was offended by my reaction. These are the
reasons why I did eract so strongly:

a) The message was in my opinion relevant, and on topic but lacked the
necessary part to make it comply with the Act. This is a technicality
and I do realise that many of you disagree with me.

b) In my opinion, any complaint against this message would NOT have
resulted in any legal action. However, any formal complaint against a
person results in a letter to said person or thier parebnt organisation,
informing them that a complaint has been lodged and is being assessed.
Such a notification, with a few exceptions is required by law, and not
at the discretion of the enforcing agency. 

c) In most cases that would not land anyone in trouble, but some
organisations (and I simply don't know which ones they are) are very
very risk averse and such a notification may result in unpleasent
consequences for the person, and pehaps hamer their career. I do not like 
seeing people put in a position where the processes required by law may
do more harm than good.

d) I expected Novell to have updated thier employees about the
requirements for of the Spam Act, but thats not really relevant to the

I do hope this makes it clear why I was so harsh. I do apologise for

Tomasz Ciolek
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