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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-30 09:15:08 CEST

esr@thyrsus.com (Eric S. Raymond) writes:
> Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com>:
>> Eric, are you coming to OSCON this year? I'd love to meet you, if so;
>> we've been "one node away" for years now, by many routes :-).
> Alas, I won't be there this year.

Pity. Another time, perhaps.

Folks: it's not Eric's fault that he accidentally CC'd dev@ on this
personal mail. My mailreader sets "Mail-followup-to" to include the
list when I reply to mails on dev@. In this case, I hit 'R'eply on
Eric's mail to the list, then made sure the list address was not in a
recipient field, but never removed the "Mail-followup-to" header.

When Eric replied, he probably hit 'F'ollowup instead of 'R'eply, but
considering that the mail he was responding to (mine) was sent only to
him, he had every right to expect that a followup would only go to me.

The reason I set "Mail-followup-to" in the first place is because our
list doesn't set "Reply-to" to the list address, for the reasons
listed in http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html. It is an
entirely unexpected result of my hack that a personal mail ended up on
the list -- precisely the situation Chip Rosenthal's document exhorts
us to avoid. I still think we shouldn't set "Reply-to", but, I must
admit, the irony weighs heavy here.


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