Commit 6f429633 authored by Kurt Zeilenga's avatar Kurt Zeilenga
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clean up

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......@@ -39,10 +39,10 @@ denied.
I will ignore attempts by the requestor to engage me in debate of
our established policies and practices, and will deny any request for
reconsideration based your opinions (or the opinions of others) regarding
our policy or practices.
our established policy or practices.
<h3>Why does the OpenLDAP Project maintain public archives of its open
subscription mailing list</h3>
subscription mailing list?</h3>
<p>
The primary purpose of the archives is to provide a complete and accurate
......@@ -88,9 +88,9 @@ will occurs).
Please note that we intend to support harvesting of email for
generally accepted and lawful purposes. For instance, one might
want to research who, as identified by email address, particated
in the development of OpenLDAP Software. Redacting or obscuring
email addresses would not only hinder such activities, but generally
reduce the usefulness of the archives.
in the OpenLDAP Project. Redacting or obscuring email addresses
would not only hinder such activities, but generally reduce the
usefulness of the archives.
<p>
We fully realize that some entities will abuse the public archives.
......@@ -106,36 +106,42 @@ forum. Your error is not our problem.
<h3>But what about my right to privacy?</h3>
You waived any such right you might have had to privacy of your email
You waived any right you might have had to the privacy of your email
address when you posted it a public forum.
<h3>But what about SPAM?</h3>
<p>
Fight it by means which can reasonable believed to be effective.
Fight it by means which can reasonably believed to be effective.
<p>
Personally, I think efforts to keep well used email addresses of the
hands of SPAM'ers is futile.
I think efforts to keep well used email addresses of the hands of
SPAM'ers is futile. If you think not, then get new email address
and try to keep that from getting in the hands of SPAM'ers.
<h3>If a web search can find my email address...</h3>
<p>
One of my favorite assertions I often get goes like this "If [insert
One of my favorite assertions I get goes like this "If [insert
favorite web search engine] can find my email address, spammers can
harvest it." Well, yes. But what about often implied collary: "If
harvest it." Well, duh. But what about implied collary: "If
[insert favorite web search engine] cannot find my email address
therefore spammers cannot harvest it." This is obviously false.
then spammers cannot harvest it." This is generally false.
<p>
To date, most web search engines providers have had little incentive
to implement demunging of email addresses. If is reasonable to assume
there is significant incentive for email harvesters to implement
demunging algoirthms to obscure email addresses. Eventually web search
engines will catch up here.
to implement demunging of email addresses. There is significant
incentive for email harvesters to implement demunging. Web search
engines will eventually catch up to email harvesters here.
<p>
It should be noted that web search engines typically only search the web.
It should be noted that web search engines typically only search
the web, and then only select parts of the web (for instance, most
large web search harvesters honor <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_exclusion_standard">robots.txt</a>
restrictions).
<p.
Harvesters don't limit themselves to the web. For instance, harvesters
have reportedly used email interactions with a mailing list server in
their harvesting.
......@@ -166,38 +172,26 @@ public email archives. There are actually a number of 3rd party
sites (at the time of this writing) providing public accessible
archives of OpenLDAP mailing mails which don't redact or obsure
email addresses. A number of other 3rd party sites, including major
list archiving sites, obscure by trivally reversable algorithms
(such as any algorithm which can be reversed by rendering HTML to
plain text using any available web rendering engines) to be
of little to no hinderance to email harvesters. It seems they do
it just for same reasons the TSA makes take off your shoes, to make
you feel "secure".
list archiving sites, obscure by trivally reversable algorithms to
be of little to no hinderance to email harvesters. It seems they
munge email addresses for the same reasons the TSA makes take off
your shoes, to make you feel "secure".
<p>
To date, every email address that has been requested to be removed from
the OpenLDAP mailing list archives has been found to be otherwise
published in readily available archives with little to no munging.
To date, every email address that has been requested to be redacted
or obscured our archives has been found to be otherwise published in
readily available archives with little to no munging.
<h3>What the project is doing is illegal?</h3>
<h3>What you are doing is illegal!</h3>
<p>
This has to be my all time favorite assertion I've received in response
to a rejection notice. To this, I say "Hogwash!".
to a rejection notice. Hogwash!.
<h3>But you have a legal obligation to redact or obscure my email address?</h3>
<h3>But you have a legal obligation to redact or obscure my email address!</h3>
Hogwash!
<h3>I've read your rant, now what?</h3>
<p>
I appreciate your time. Have a nice day.
<h3>But?</h3>
No butts.
<h3><a name="near">But my email address appears in your archives due to no fault of my own?</a></h3>
Unforunately, this can and does happen. For instance, someone
......@@ -244,3 +238,9 @@ email address in our archives.
Requests to remove identifying information other than email
addresses will be handled similarly to request to remove
email addresses.
<h3>I've read your rant, now what?</h3>
<p>
I appreciate your time. Have a nice day.
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