[coreboot] [flashrom] report error on flashrom read

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri May 15 15:20:21 CEST 2009

On 15.05.2009 14:58, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 02:54:01AM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> If only subscribed people are allowed to post, there is little work to 
> be done for real.

subscriber-only mailing lists are a too high barrier for someone who
wants to mail just one report.

>> people aware that their e-mail address and all mail contents will be public.
> Isn't this a given anyway with most free software related mailing lists?
> I am left wondering why this would be an issue at all?

Unless we tell the users explicitly that flashrom at coreboot.org is a
public mailing list, they have every right to assume it is not. That
alias also gets complete BIOS images from time to time (at least in the
past) and publishing these images in a mailing list archive is a
copyright problem.

> What is there that needs to be moderated? Just the non-subscribed posts 
> need to be cleared out from time to time.

Even the most friendly message to non-subscribers will be interpreted as
"Dear unsubscribed user, we will ignore your post until a moderator has
time or you subscribe and repost. Even if your machine is dead, we have
to enforce some behavioural standards..."
Please consider that people mailing us may be under intense
psychological stress due to a possibly broken system.

> If you have an autoresponse to 
> tell people to subscribe and repost their valid questions, then even 
> that doesn't need to be a high frequency thing.

See my explanation above. Besides, an autoresponse will trigger on spam
messages with fake sender as well and might get coreboot.org blacklisted.

Anyone who wants to join the current flashrom at coreboot.org alias is
invited to say so.



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