[U-Boot-Users] doc for config options?
OBuehn at Raytek.de
Mon Apr 30 14:17:00 CEST 2007
Well, the message I sent was indeed highly confidential and not to be read by anyone.
I didn't even know that this diclaimer was attached to my mail. When reading that mail in my out-folder, I don't see it. It's therefore attached somwhere between my machine and the mail gateway (or there). It's not been attached to a message to myself.
Good to have this discussed.
Von: u-boot-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:u-boot-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] Im Auftrag von Haavard Skinnemoen
Gesendet: Montag, 30. April 2007 00:15
An: robin.gilks at tait.co.nz
Cc: u-boot-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Betreff: Re: [U-Boot-Users] doc for config options?
On 4/29/07, Robin Gilks <robin.gilks at tait.co.nz> wrote:
> Haavard Skinnemoen wrote:
> > On 4/27/07, Bühn, Oliver <OBuehn at raytek.de> wrote:
> >> This message (including any attachments) contains confidential
> >> and/or proprietary information intended only for the addressee.
> > Hmm. You are aware that you're posting this to a public mailing
> > list, right? ;-)
> I keep seeing comments like this - I'm sure that my IT dept will stick
> something similar onto this email - but the intended recipient *IS*
> the mailing list so thats all right then isn't it? It sure beats
> pratting about with a gmail account to protect just a few peoples sensibilities...
Yeah, but it _is_ pretty strange to post confidential information on a public mailing list, isn't it? What happens if you really _did_ post something you didn't mean to -- will the disclaimer actually mean a damn thing as long as it's being attached to _all_ emails no matter whether they're confidential or not?
Anyway, I didn't really mean to critizise anyone here. Although I think such disclaimers are just plain stupid, complaining about it on u-boot-users certainly isn't going to change anything. And the next thing that happens is probably that my own IT department does the same thing...
Btw, I use a gmail account mostly for convenience -- I was having some problems with my VPN setup some time ago, so I subscribed to u-boot-users and linux-kernel with my gmail account to ensure that I could reply to u-boot and Linux mail from home. I try to send important stuff like patches and pull requests from my Atmel address, but that might change if they decide to put stupid disclaimers on all my e-mails...I can't seriously submit patches that are "confidential"
for inclusion in a GPL'd project, can I?
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