Harvey Birdman Rule should clearly state archives may be incomplete & aren't mandatory. archiving-not-mandatory-under-birdman
authorBradley M. Kuhn <bkuhn@ebb.org>
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:56:02 +0000 (16:56 -0700)
committerBradley M. Kuhn <bkuhn@ebb.org>
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:56:02 +0000 (16:56 -0700)
commitbb546727805b27b97c017867539863dbbddf44e5
treecf56b1359b4f29d707dd1e9b92c885aa0dfc253c
parent86b16ade3e19417be830fc1e8aebf675048fa84c
Harvey Birdman Rule should clearly state archives may be incomplete & aren't mandatory.

Based on IRL discussion with Fontana, it seems that Harvey Birdman
Rule (HBR) might be misleading regarding archiving of mailing lists.  For
example, the current copyleft-next list uses GNU Mailman, which respects
X-No-Archive: yes, so even there some posts will sometimes not be publicly
archived.

Thus, the archives may not be complete.  However, there is no need for HBR
to mandate ignoring of "X-No-Archive: yes", nor should HBR add burden to
hosters of public discussion to keep perfect archives.
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