These rules seem perfectly reasonable to me. I'm particularly fond of
clarifying that this primarily English mailing list is under German
On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 1:17 PM, Quintus <quintus(a)quintilianus.eu> wrote:
it just occured to me that there is simply no reason why we have a
licensing clause on the forum rules and none on the mailinglist,
although the subscription process is very similar. When you subscribe to
the list, you first receive an informational email you have to actively
reply to (double opt-in). In this first email, such a clause can easily
be included and the active reply is an acceptance.
Therefore I don’t see why we should make it harder for people to
contribute through the ML than through the forum. If people send
something to the ML, it should be just as usable the same way it is as
if posted through the forums.
I suggest to add the following rules section to the first email:
1. Any post you make to the mailinglist is licensed as CC-BY 4.0
2. If you spam the mailinglist or otherwise troll it, you can be
excluded from its use for a period of time or permanently
by the list administrator.
3. “Trolling” includes sending illegal or obscene messages.
4. The list is under German jurisdiction.
5. These rules may be changed by the list administrator at any time
after a public announcement has been posted to the mailinglist
two weeks in advance to the change.
This is short and understandable and should do no harm while giving the
ML the same licensing safety as the forum.
As I can’t force rules on you that you have subscribed already, a short
confirmation that you agree with these rules would be nice if you intend
to send graphics or other assets to the mailinglist. Once done there’s
no need to redo this.
Of course, if anyone thinks my above suggestion is nonsense, I’m open to
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