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From Ahmad Emneina <>
Subject Re: FW: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack as a Top-Level Project: Request for Briefings
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:34:27 GMT
I was asking about email etiquette, and your suggested guideline makes
perfect sense. Just might not be clear for people like me who are new to
public mail archives esp in regards to the unintended consequences of
fwd'ing an email.

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Joe Brockmeier <> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013, at 01:17 PM, Ahmad Emneina wrote:
> > I'm sorry, are the rules clearly laid out somewhere?
> That the list is public, or that it's sometimes frowned upon to forward
> private email to a public list?
> It should be clear that marketing@ is public when people subscribe to
> the list, as there's nothing to indicate that it's private - and it's an
> Apache list, so the default should be public.
> Not forwarding private mail is really more of a guideline than a rule.
> If I'm a reporter and I send a note to someone I assume to be a source
> or helping to connect me with a source, I assume that's a private
> communication. Seeing an email that may contain specific questions for a
> person turn up in a public archive may not be what I had in mind. (That
> is if it's a surprise, obviously it's OK if the person has said it's OK
> to forward and/or was aware that would happen from the outset.)
> Best,
> jzb
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> Twitter: @jzb

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