[Klug-general] Alan Turing Pardon Petition
george.prowse at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 12:03:08 UTC 2009
James Blake wrote:
> On 1 Sep 2009, at 10:50, George Prowse wrote:
>> There are some things that are close enough to the topic to warrant a
>> slight deviation but getting people to sign up for things - no matter
>> what the subject - is too far.
> The email isn't just trying to get people to sign up to the petition,
> it does also provide information on an interesting book on Turing and
> upcoming event at Bletchley Park this weekend to celebrate the birth
> of modern computing. As enthusiasts I considered the interest that
> many in the Linux community have in the origins of the modern computer
> and I thought this, as well as the petition, may be of interest. I
> also did try and make it clear in the subject line the nature of the
> Also just to be clear does the embargo on signing up to things also
> include Linux advocacy activities? How about getting someone to sign
> up to a sale, i.e. selling things like laptops? Many of the replies
> to the recent thread about ISPs contained recommendations made could
> be considered 'encouraging someone to signup for a contract with a new
> I jest obviously ;) I'll take the feedback on-board and ensure it is
> taken into consideration in the future.
I think it was more that yours was just the latest one. I get emails
asking me to sign up for this and that and I never expected it to come
from a linux mailing list.
I completely agree with what you posted and I signed up for it, I just
thought it was the wrong place. I suppose I feel there is a difference
between talking linux and talking petitions, even more than that I think
there is still a big gap between linux and Alan Turing.
>> This subject is already on the klug website by you, why did you
>> think it
>> warranted a second inclusion?
> I wasn't aware that there was a posting on the site, was it trawled
> from my Twitter or RSS feed because I certainly didn't post it there?
>> Also, can people STOP replying to emails and then changing the subject
>> to reflect another completely different subject, you need to create a
>> new email.
> Apologies with this regards.
No, problem, I did it quite a few times before I realised
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