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From Cecil Westerhof <>
Subject Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PEOPLE RUNNING TRUNK re: [Bug 7826] Improve language around whitelist/blacklist and master/slave
Date Sat, 11 Jul 2020 06:27:54 GMT writes:

> On Fri, 10 Jul 2020, Axb wrote:
>> On 7/10/20 8:31 PM, Bill Cole wrote:
>>>  The SpamAssassin Project has a particular self-interest in attracting
>>>  contributors from a diversity of cultures, because we are always at risk
>>>  of mislabelling a pattern of letters or words as 'spammy' when in fact it
>>>  is entirely normal in a cultural context other than those of the existing
>>>  contributors to the project. C
>> From what I see, until now, only two ppl of the SpamAssasin project
>> have supported this motion and intend to impose this quatsch to the
>> rest of the world.
>> Voices against these changes have been politely ignored.
> The danger of judging the world only by what is within your sight is
> that your field of vision is limited, and there are any number of
> explanations for why what you see is not representative of the
> whole.

Maybe giving in to a very small but very loud and aggressive minority
is even worse.

> Maybe those who agree feel no need to comment.  Maybe a lot of people
> on either side of the issue want to avoid adding more noise to a list
> that's about SpamAssassin.  Maybe a lot of people recognized this
> wasn't a "motion" or a request for comment at all, but rather notice
> of a change to code.  Or, as you yourself mention, maybe a lot of
> people are just politely ignoring the negative voices.

You are doing here what you accuse the people you do not agree with.
Are you a democrat. ;-)

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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