I don't see code4lib on there (yet), but web4lib is there, and as
jeremy says, it looks pretty harmless. They even encrypt email
I'm wondering why they would put code4lib under "education" but I
guess that's their call.
On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 08:44:07 -0500, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Gmane Administrator wrote:
> > We have received a request for adding the
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> > request message has been sent. If this is contrary to your
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> > removed from Gmane.
> > Gmane is a mail-to-news portal that never expires its messages. It
> > therefore also functions as a mailing list archive. It's a
> > bi-directional gateway, but Gmane verifies that its users' email
> > addresses are valid before passing the messages through the
> > news-to-mail gateway. (Groups can also be made "read-only", which
> > means that Gmane won't forward any messages at all to the mailing
> > list.)
> > The following parameters are set for this mailing list:
> > * Newsgroup name: gmane.education.code4lib
> > * Mailing list address: [log in to unmask]
> > * The gateway is bi-directional
> > * Address encryption is off
> > * Spam detection is on
> > * The list is described as:
> > "Programming for Library/InfoSci Folks"
> > * News URL: news://news.gmane.org/gmane.education.code4lib
> > * Web URL: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.education.code4lib
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> I got the message above describing how Code4Lib has been added to a
> thing called Gmane.
> Apparently Gmane is a mailing archiver and usenet news feeder. I have
> no secrets, and I don't really mind this sort of thing happening to our
> list, but what do y'all think? Should I do nothing, or should I try to
> remove Code4Lib from their archive?
> Eric Lease Morgan
> University Libraries of Notre Dame
> (574) 631-8604