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From "Think" <>
Subject RE: Reminder: List Conduct Guidelines
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:15:43 GMT
Mr. Weir,

You lost the ability to moderate my behavior on this list when you went after me for stating
law and policy, saying I was threatening someone when I was not. You cannot threaten someone
with the law. The law is. The consequences exist for illegal activity and that which violates
the user's ISP policy. You have chilled free speech on this list.

The moderators, collectively, have allowed this list to get so out of hand, I am amazed that
any questions get answered. Instead of learning the program, I am spending time trying to
get you to do your jobs and ensure this is a safe place for people to post questions that
may sound stupid, as people learn the program.

Please furnish me with the name and email address of the people who choose moderators on this

Also, while there is no "right" to post on this list, there is a set of assumptions based
on this product being an open source project that is freely available. Hence your statement
about posting on this list being a "privilege" is both specious and misleading. Likely you
meant it that way. It is wholly disingenuous to support an open source/free product and then
say that everyone on this list doesn’t have the right to be here. It is not in keeping with
the apache or open source projects.

When a moderator so greatly misspeaks, it is no wonder that the users on this list are at
each other's throats.

Brenda Hart Neihouse

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 8:53 PM
Subject: Reminder: List Conduct Guidelines

Andrea suggested that we post a link to this in the footer of each
message.  That is something we can do, but for now I'd like to remind
us all of it:

Remember, no one has a right to post on this list.  It is a privilege.
 To the extent any person's or persons' conduct becomes disruptive of
the purpose of this list (supporting users of Apache OpenOffice) this
privilege can be revoked.

This is an administrative note.  It does not require a response.


Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee & Mailing List Moderator

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